carpe momento

Carpe Momento

Seize the moment … take bite sized chunks out of the day and use them to grow.

“Seize the very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make, and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain.” William James

“Keep the faculty of effort alive in your by a little gratuitous exercise every day. That is, be systematically ascetic or heroic in little unnecessary points, do every day or two something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.” William James

There is a dream, your dream, does it stay a dream or is there some action being taken to turn that dream into more than just a desire?

What does culture say about the second quote? If there were a natural disaster near you, what would you do? Have you contemplated a plan of action? Have you practiced that plan?

In our daily life do you practice what you desire to become? If not, how do you get there? Carve out a moment or two – just enough time to practice what that desire is.

2 responses to “carpe momento

  1. What goals can I now possibly have other than the two purposes in my life as it is being played out now. The first is to be healthy enough in body and mind to provide the care needed for two people in my life. The second is to do everything possible to survive both of them to be there for them.
    These two are unique for my situation in my life. The only other goal that I have is more or less universal – to go peacefully and with grace when the time comes.

  2. conscientious –> “governed by or conforming to the dictates of conscience.”

    conscience –> “the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one’s own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good.”

    We must be conscientious in seizing and sometimes creating our moments. This journey is our deliberate involvement – for the better – in our own lives.

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