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This moment contains all moments. ~ C.S. Lewis

Each moment is a place you’ve never been.  ~ Mark Strand

If this moment (the one right here, right now) contains all moments as C.S. Lewis purports, and if each of these moments is a place we’ve never traveled/explored/basked in according to Mark Strand, then it stands to reason that every one of these instances should be lived to the fullest — a blip in time we will never see again.  Experiences like our first car, our wedding day, the birth of a child, our name in print, a smothering hug hello.  This isn’t to say there aren’t moments we’d rather forfeit — sickness, suffering or each lingering goodbye — but I believe even those situations can be looked at as opportunities to equip ourselves for the moment that comes next, and the one after that.  And maybe if we take copious notes during the journey, as well as avoid blinking or sleeping away what could possibly be the single most important snapshot in time, when Someday finally arrives we’ll look back and realize it all made perfect sense.

 

Do you live life moment-by-moment, or are you always looking ahead?