0.1
February 4, 2014

Just This. ~ Paulina Julian {Poem}

photo courtesy: Paulina Julian

(Although I thought I could)

It turns out I cannot really do
so-many-things-all-at-once-and-all-the-things-I-thought-I-should-do-while-I-do-everything-else-I-need-to-do.

But it turns out, what I can
is do

One
Thing
at
a
Time.

And-everything-else-out-there-will-keep-telling-me-there-is-so-much-more-to-do-and-there-is-such-little-time-to-achieve-it-all-so-I-should-do-more-do-it-NOW!

But I have a greater challenge than that.

To just listen,
just run,
just write,
just read,
just cook,
just walk.

Just this, right now
for now.

When I do this one thing, and let go of everything else

(including- my -ultimate- multi-tasking- heroine -self-and-the-recognition-I’ll-get-for-doing-more-and-more-and-all-at-once)

The non-glamorous

Ease of release follows,
and with it,
its silent mantra:
“Just this”

It’s my practice.

Just for love of it.

And because contentment
is enough.

 

Love elephant and want to go steady?

Sign up for our (curated) daily and weekly newsletters!

Assistant Editor: Cami Krueger / Editor: Bryonie Wise

Photo: courtesy Paulina Julian

Leave a Thoughtful Comment
X

Read 0 comments and reply

Top Contributors Latest

Paulina Julian