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Right Here, Right Now

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Spark Coaching Daily Visualization Prompt:

"Picture five things you want in your life, whether they are people, goals, experiences or things. How will reaching your small goals today help you achieve those dreams, too?"

My response:

People are not "things." In any case, I am growing toward an understanding and energy of supporting people as who, where and what they need to be. Instead of visualizing people being in my life, I'd rather expend energy on loving, supporting and being kind to them on their journey. Me or time with me may not be what they need right now.

Goals: I know it's crucial to the SP mentality. Set big ones, set small ones, just set them. Otherwise you're....adrift? There's a murky, implied danger that it is the lack of goal-setting that lures us off the path and back to the couch.

Not so true for me. I've set the big goals and set the small goals in my life. I've reached some, only to lose them again. The Universe has put other things in my path that have altered what I set, or what I thought I wanted. (The axiom, "Man proposes, God disposes," comes to mind).

Your mileage may vary, but too much goal-setting can completely remove us from the present, from really, deeply feeling the moments we're living, the pain of the downs and the pleasures of the ups can become obfuscated in future-thinking.

I'm wanting to focus on fully grokking today, this moment. This here. This now.

I guess that's a goal in and of itself.

- a twofer for this blog post!

Jesus Jones, "Right Here, Right Now"

Fatboy Slim, "Right Here, Right Now"

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  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon The Motivator of the Day.
    271 days ago
    Grok. Some people are planners, seeing life as a series of increments and adjustments. Some more lucky souls (in my opinion) are intuitive and embrace the flow, as you do. I’m all for supporting others on their own journeys. Giving without the expectation that someone will fit neatly into the spot we’ve planned for them. It’s a wonderful gift.
    281 days ago
    One moment at a time!
    282 days ago
    You taught me something--grokking! Yes, I'm grokking you, too.

    Setting little goals allows us to feel confidence on the way to accomplishing big goals.
    283 days ago
    I so agree !!!
    283 days ago
    Ooooh my mind went straight to Fatboy Slim, thanks for reminding me about Jesus Jones - one of their gentler, more Groktastic efforts! (It's your fault for teaching me a new word to misuse!)

    Goals can be useful if you have a particular destination in mind, but I agree that focus on the destination can make us miss the view along the way, or the turn off that would have led us to something better than the "what I thought I wanted" . I like Winterflower's reed in the wind. But perhaps the ultimate goal is to have no more need for goals because we recognise we are where we need to be already?
    283 days ago
    Thanks for explaining the term grok! I think I like it and your idea of grokking the moment! And thanks also for the thoughts on goals. Goal setting has been useful to me but more so if I allow for "life". Balance maybe? Kinda like a reed bending in the wind.
    emoticon "Grok the moment!"

    283 days ago
  • LINDA!
    283 days ago
    "Me or time with me may not be what they need right now. " Ooh, that one made me squirm since I want to be near my daughter. But, you're right. It will happen when it's right for both of us.

    Glad you explained "grok". I thought it was a typo. Learning new all the time.

    283 days ago
    I'm grokking you! emoticon
    283 days ago
    In joy. Practicing presence will naturally improve our future relationships and experience. I believe it.
    283 days ago
    For those of us unfamiliar with Heinlein and the term, "grok," I love that Google pops right up with a definition!

    "Grokking: Understand (something) intuitively or by empathy."
    283 days ago
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