You get to be ALIVE today! Don't mess it up!
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This is admittedly advice to myself...as are most of my posts. I forget the profundity of "today" quite often. I forget that waking up relatively healthy (let alone waking up at all) was not guaranteed. I think we're each full of this deep well of wisdom from our experiences and ancestors that just knows when we are off course. Yet when we try to make the changes on ourselves, for ourselves, we stumble and mess up again and again. And yet, when we hear those words from someone else, at just the right time, in just the right way, perhaps it finally hits us, and we pull it together, step back on (or off!) the path... we remember.
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I can't even begin to count the number of days I have been "sleeping" -- numbed out by addiction or distraction or laziness or regret or maybe just fear. We tend to normalize today and our lives, as if it were not something absurdly Magnificent and necessarily Divine and mystical and beyond explanation. It is a privilege to breathe this air today.
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But don't waste today. Maybe tomorrow (if it arrives) you can binge watch Netflix, if you must, but don't squander today. It's a very special day to be alive and breathing this air. I promise not to waste a moment of this day. I'll tune in more completely-- I'll do the hard stuff because it's important. But let's be fully awake, together, to this gift of today. Will you join me?!

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