I was talking to a guy who works in manufacturing at my company. He mentioned that he used to do drafting.
mike d: “why’d you decide to leave engineering?”
worker: “one day I looked down at the carpet and it was worn. It had been a new carpet when I started, so I decided it was time to move on.”
How wise! It’s interesting how we rate our lives. Something as simple as a worn carpet is able to convince a guy to change professions.
I’ve noticed numerous times that I’m always kind of looking forward to the future. It’s a consistant battle of “I can’t wait for 5pm” or “I can’t wait for the weekend.” I think enjoying the moment is something that is not done often enough.
As I think more about how to appreciate the life that we are given I usually start thinking about how I should do more rock climbing. Zen and rockclimbing are often discussed together, and recently someone on a thread on rockclimbing.com stated something simple: “Maybe I need to let the rock climb me.”
When I first read it, I didn’t think anything of it. But the more I think about that, the more I like it. Maybe I should take that sort of attitude in my general day to day activities.