June 3

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June 3

Today's Thought

FRIDAY , JUNE 03, 2005

You are reading from the book Touchstones with modifications.

Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.--Mohandas Gandhi

Looking back at yesterday, looking at today, what sense do we have of progress in our growth? Probably nothing very significant. Sometimes it is amazing how little a person can accomplish in a day's efforts. Yet, what alternative do we have? Only that we could do nothing. Or worse, we could return to our old ways and spend NO time in our real lives at all - we could spend all of our time in our fantasy life, in the games.

Gandhi, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the twentieth century, said he felt that almost anything one can do will be insignificant. Yet to do something is very important. Each day, each chance is small but takes us in a direction. When we look back over the last month or last year, we may see that only remaining faithful to our program, one day at a time, has carried us a very long way. The kind of person we each become is just as important as what we accomplish in the world around us.

May I learn to have patience with the insignificant moments in the present. They are very important indeed.

Liz Woolley

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Re: June 3

Not only is it important to remember that all the little things do add up, but also that sometimes when large things seem to overwhelm us (e.g., the prospect of never gaming again) we need to break them down to smaller steps to make them more manageable. For example, as mentioned in quite a few posts in other message boards but mostly in the "I Need Help For Gamers" one, just take things one day at a time or, if need be, take them an hour or even a minute at a time. Even with just minutes, you can cover any period of time that you want if you get enough of them together. As the popular quote says: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao-tzu

- John O.

[em]Carpe Diem![/em] (Seize the Day!)

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