I was watching a Miami Heat basketball game, the coach at the time was Erik Spoelstra and his big three were Lebron James, Dewayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. Erik called a time out and before he drew up a play he let the players know that they needed to “be with him in this moment” and when they stepped out on the court they needed to acknowledge the moment and not get ahead or behind. I remember hearing in my head the Van Halen song Right Now when Erik said that.
I love that song and the lyrics while simple are pretty powerful. Life moves fast and slow. Life is fluid and always moving. We should of course learn from our past and plan for our futures but not at the cost of right now. The odds that you are here on earth are 1 in 102,685,000 that’s a 10 followed by 2,685,000 zeroes. Here is an amazing article detailing how special your existence is. The article states that, the odds of you being existing are basically 0. The fact that you are here on earth should give you pause.
“Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don’t Stop And Look Around Once In A While, You Could Miss It.” — Ferris.
Honestly I think that Ferris put it best in the movie Ferris Buellers Day Off. In case you haven’t seen it, and you really should see it, the movie is amazing. But Ferris is our teenage protagonist in Chicago Illinois and he decides that he and his friends need a day off from the rat race. Ferris and his friend skip school and have quite the comedic adventure, again this is a great movie go watch it. Watch t again if you have already seen it.
Vacations are great and should be had as often as possible. My mom used to accuse me of acting as though I was always on vacation. I think it is because I do not live in a rushed manner. I do not see the value of living in this rushed manner. I think about people who speed and their justifications for it. Speeding really doesn’t get you to work any faster than someone who follows the speed limit. Life should is not a race, there is no prize for the person that finishes life first or finishes life with the most stuff. Life is a gift a unique rare 1 in a 10 followed by 2,685,000 zeroes gift and should be savored and enjoyed with every moment if you can. Take time appreciate everything and be grateful even when it seems like you shouldn’t be grateful you are something special. Life is special and if you rush through it, well…….. You Could Miss It.” — Ferris.