The Time To Write

The smartest thing I did at the beginning of this small three-day break is clean off my desk, find the space to plug in my laptop, and sit down and write. It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to do this, and I’ve dropped the ball on staying in touch with all of my friends. Hey, we’re all busy, but it isn’t impossible for me to take a minute here or a minute there to just say hi…Or write here….Or elsewhere…..
Amy and I have vowed to break the insanity of eating late at night, of eating the quick foods that make us fat….And I’ve vowed to return to the practice of trophology, which is the study of food combinations to enhance digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals. It’s a great way of eating that makes a lot of sense, and it contributes to the overall picture of centering yourself, returning to a discipline that allows balance to be a reality and not just a possibility….
The trick, of course, is keeping focused to do this.
There’s the rub, eh? Keeping the discipline. Keeping the focus among the distraction of myriad events and experiences that will test every corner of this foundation….

Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
~Thich Nhat Hanh~