The power of the moment

“When I had nothing, I wished.
When everything was absent, I waited.
When I felt cold, I shivered.
When I had courage, I called.

When the letter arrived, I opened it.
When I heard Prince, I danced.
When the eyes shined, I understood.
When I grew wings, I flew.

When I was called, I came.
When I noticed, I was here.
When I found you, I lost me.
When I saw you, I felt in love.”

(Free translation of the music “À Primeira Vista”)

How many times are we running to get what we say we want? I want to get more money. I want to have success in my career. I want to start a company. I want to fall in love. I want to find my passion. I want, I want, I want.

How many times do we stop to observe? To feel the moment and perceive what we really need at this exact moment? Why don’t we just stop running for a higher position at the marketing company when painting is our real dream? Why don’t we stop going to night clubs to look for someone and decide to find someone by doing the activities we love most? Why don’t we stop working more and more for money when what we would like to buy can be bought with so few money? Why don’t we stop?

Stop to feel the moment, look around and understand the present. Which music is playing? Does it make sense to dance rock when it is playing waltz? Why don’t we enjoy the moment and all good things it has, rather than keep swimming and fighting against the flowing?