“DON’T TRY, DO”.
They grip you by the shoulders and shake you out of your slumber.
There is no ‘Trying’ is there? Either we “Do” or we “Don’t”
Why do we create such a drama between “Do” or “Don’t”?
The emotional struggles,
The battles of the will brutally slashing at choices as they present,
The half-hearted attempts at doing something we have to whilst drooling at what we want to – crying like a baby being pulled away from its favorite toy,
Wanting to move to what I want to do whilst stuck in what I have to do,
Trying to do what I have to with all eyes firmly fixed on what I want to do,
Frustrated, stuck, knowingly choice less, caught in a time warp – Is that what “Trying” is?
“Trying to Do” – chains me down. Either I Do or I Don’t, what is this “Trying” business?
“Trying” buys me time.
A tiny gap between ‘Do’ or ‘Don’t’ that gives me hope to hang on to, a justified satisfaction that at least “I am Trying”, an anticipation that there is always a tomorrow, ignoring the preciousness of the moment unfolding and indulging in a future that may never come.
Is that what “Trying” gives me – a false sense of security in my known mortality?
“Trying” is a false and imaginative lifeline to make permanent a guaranteed impermanance.
So, for today, I have decided to live by the words – “Don’t Try, Do”.
What ever it is that I have to, want to, need to, should, must, – anything, I just DO, not TRY TO DO. There is no next moment to TRY – all I have is this moment and I can “JUST DO IT” (Nike Ad has a lot of wisdom in it) in the moment.
That is what liberates me, frees me from my mental and emotional struggles, gives me peace of mind and a heart full of love.
Try it – Oops, Sorry, “DON’T TRY, DO”
Pick up what ever it is and once you picked it up, “DON’T TRY, DO”
Leave a comment to tell me how you went.
With Love and Respect