I have been thinking a lot lately about delayed gratification. Probably because I picked up The Road Less Travelled to read at the gym. It was one of his four disciplines, a complex task to overcome neurosis and character defects.
1. delaying of gratification
2.acceptance of responsibility
3.dedication to truth
As I have moved to this crone age I sometimes find myself wanting to reach the end result more quickly in case I run out of time. It’s the desire to eat the icing first. To reach my search for the peace and liberation of my soul immediately! I find I have to pull myself back into the now. I also find I have to refrain from multi tasking all the time. Being the type of person who never stops in a day until the list is finished I find I need to take time to just think, just be.
And I like just being.
And thinking is taking me interesting places, like re reading Scott Peck and through him back to Jung and now to native spirituality and something called Vedanta
I find myself back at Arts 1 at UBC 40 years ago. How did I get lost and how did I find my way back?
Doesn’t matter. I’m here.