Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Two things

When I'm fighting myself and hoping to make it work,
While I'm thinking of the good story it will make in the years to come

It is time to question the worthiness of 'it'.

Anything worth anything is made when I am not thinking about a future in which I am the center piece.


  1. Very thought-provoking Nithya. When we do something for others and worry about their future instead, we realize that we in turn are shaping ours into a better one...

    Doctors, teachers, educators.

  2. Thanks taps :) :)
    And the next step I think is to not "worry" about the future at all. A friend sent me a new set of 10 commandments a while back, the first 3 are my favorite:
    1. Thou shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
    2. Thou shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.
    3. Thou shall not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.

  3. I want to read all 10 of them! Email me! :)

  4. Sent!
    And, I want to clarify, for an audience that accused me of hypocrisy, that I do not believe that we can refrain from thinking about the future. I think planning is a good thing, not planning at all could result in an unwholesome life, and "worrying" is something else entirely. And what I originally wrote still holds true for me, thinking a little too much about myself in any imagined future leads to nothing of any value - while agreeing that that could be subject to different interpretations. And that was completely intentional :)