Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Activity of the Day: Practice Possibility

Lately, I've been thinking about the things that make New York City as beautiful as it is. One of the those beautiful not-so-secrets has been stoop squatting. As someone who considers himself a thinker for as long as I can remember, it feels so incredible to have finally found a home to gather and/or share my thoughts -- the stoop. One of the things I've thought about recently in one of these stoop appointments has been possibility and the choice involved.

I am not so naive as to understand that sometimes possibility is limited by events/sources external to us. Temporarily placing that realm aside, we remain connected internally and occasionally distantly from these external forces. I can't help but wonder how many people walk around on a daily basis saying no when they could have said yes; doing something they aren't enjoying when they could be doing something they love.

Today's activity is just that: practicing possibility. Go for a walk around the block when you're tempted to just sit inside and wallow. Say yes when you can say no. Tell your crush/partner you want to see them when you're tempted to remain silent. Listen to a song you love instead of sitting in silence. Sit in silence if you're surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a large, loud city. Find balance today in doing something you haven't been doing regularly but know or wish you should/could have.

Be vulnerable and live a little today.

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