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Day 227: it’s never too late

15 Aug

It is Day 227 over here, which means it is Day 1 of the Chopra Center 21 Day Meditation Challenge.

As I listened to the fist part of the meditation, where davidji asked us to consider the questions: “Who am I?  — “What do I want?” — “What is my purpose?” I didn’t have a clear answer.  I had a lot of jumbled up thoughts roaming and bubbling up through my meditating mind. But not one clear answer.

Then, in a moment of clarity, I had something. Maybe not an answer but a pretty clear thought: I don’t know yet, but it’s not too late.

And, it’s not.
It’s not too late for me to figure it out. In fact, it’s never too late really for anything is it?

A 21 Day Challenge is not hard core around here anymore, especially after 227 consecutive days of keeping my promise.  Even still, I know that doesn’t mean it will be easy.  It will be a day-by-day process.  One foot in front of the other.  One step.  One action.

Then one day turns into two.
Two becomes four.
Four turns into eight.
Eight multiplies to sixteen.

Before you know it, hundreds of days are behind you.

After finishing my meditation, I ended my reading and research for the day with the poem What Will Matter,” by Michael Josephson.

This line sums it up for me, in this year of The Promise 365:

What will matter is not what you bought
but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.

And that makes me realize:  it’s never too late.
Never too late to build something, to give something, to be something, to try something, to experience something new.

All it takes is that first day.
Just one day.

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