So hereâ€™s a few scenarios of which, hopefully, youâ€™ll be able to relate to one.
When do I want to travel the world? Now, before I haveÂ dependants.
When do I want to wear certain clothes? Now, whilst I can. Before I look inappropriate in them.
When do I want to have a bambino? Soon, before I find it to hard to raise him/her.
When do I want to have savings? ASAP, so I feel settled.
When do I want to fall in love? Now, so that I can settle with him/her, travel, relax and then have a family.
When do I want to reflect about my spirituality? My atma. When I have time. When I retire perhaps.
When do I want to stop eating meat? Later, when Iâ€™ve lived some more.
When do I want to stop drinking? When Iâ€™m older.
When do I want to learn why Jains arenâ€™t supposed to eat root vegetables? Much later! I donâ€™t need to think about that now.
So throughout the Young Jains convention, we were asked â€˜What time is it?â€™ The answer was and still is, â€˜NOWâ€™.
We donâ€™t know what lies ahead of us. We donâ€™t know which choices will be available to us tomorrow let alone in a few months or years.
Should we keep putting off what really matters?
The time is now. As Kavit, the President of Young Jains said, N.O.W. stands for No Opportunity Waits.
What time is it for you?
Andrew Gonzalez · July 25, 2009 at 4:54 am
Kavit Haria · July 26, 2009 at 12:10 pm
Thanks for the mention. Lovely post.
Heena Modi · July 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm
Glad you like it 🙂
Chandesh Parekh · June 3, 2010 at 10:49 am
Tomorrow never comes – if you want/need to do something do it now.
Heena Modi · June 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm
I agree Chandesh
It’s a shame that I can motivate myself to think like that with some things and not with others. Paradox!
I’m striving to be more consistent and I WILL get here : )
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