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Friday, March 25, 2011

Living without Lazy

I caught myself being lazy earlier today.  It may have been related to a laundry issue - getting clothes out of the dryer or something and I didn't want to do it.  Whatever it was, I wanted to put off a simple act for no valid reason.  I don't like to admit that I'm lazy but sometimes I am and I want to change that.

When we put off activities, we end up carrying around their weight.  The present moment is burdened by things that could have been cleared away previously.  And the more we put off, the more burdened we become.  Our houses may display the results of this laziness and our minds certainly do.  By doing things that should be done as they arise, we free ourselves to face life more fully in the moment.

I have been trying this evening to do better.  It's working so far but I've already learned that I have to pace myself and can't do everything instantly.  It might be funny for people to watch me try but I don't think it would last long or go really well.  Instead, I am trying to do things sooner rather than later.  I'll see how that turns out.


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