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what does your “best today” want to be fed?

In Uncategorized on April 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

My friend Ashindi shared this bit of writing with me:

“Do not feed today the leftovers of yesterday. Today has teeth and is hungry. Feed today what you want it to be and let it become that.”

It’s from one of her favorite poets, Shane Koyczan (@koyczan on the twitters), and I have to say that it really resonated and got lodged in my head like an earwig, but with words. Is there a term for that?

Anyhow, this mind-wig if you will, keeps coming back to me because it invites us to actively make today the best today that we can make it, and that in the process of doing so, we get to learn what makes for a great today and perhaps even get a bit better at intentionally bringing to the world what we want it to be.

And so it’s prompted me to ask myself, and now to ask you:

What does your “best today” want to be fed? What is your today hungry for, generally, or perhaps in this very moment?

For me, it’s some or all of the following: exercise, snuggles, being present for and seeing the beautiful precious soul that each member of my family is. It’s having some time for spiritual practice, listening to great and inspiring music. It’s time spent with interesting people who’re deeply passionate and curious about their work. It’s time spent writing, digging deeper into the heart of something. It’s good food shared with loved ones, and it’s time spent in being present.

That’s what my today is hungry for. What about yours?