Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks. Make sure it’s all worth it.

Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks. Make sure it’s all worth it.

Are you making every aspect of what you’re doing count? 

It is so easy to get caught in the myopic details of day-to-day life. As this transpires, we become considerably less present, and considerably more of an automaton, perfunctorily carrying out the tasks and responsibilities of life without taking pause to appreciate the myriad little details that are equally worthy of our attention. 

In this scenario, you would pay attention to that smile that your child gives in a moment of delight, or the way a ray of sunshine connects with a flower blossom and rear illuminates the petals, making them vibrant with color… or the dewdrops on the leaves in the very early morning, as the sunlight catches them, and creates countless little sparkling stars. 

If you lose track of all of the details, and you spend your days continually living out the same timeline, the same script, the same chore list and fulfilling the same responsibilities while pursuing the same goals and dreams, you might be missing out on so many of the glorious details in life that make each and every day special. They are vibrant, in their own unique way. 

As we grow older, we sometimes pine for an opportunity to go backwards to a moment in life and make it play out differently. All this does is potentially teach us to do things differently the next time.

Try an exercise. Each day, tell yourself in the beginning of the day that you are going to watch out for one piece of beauty that is right there before you. A detail that you are perhaps, not paying proper attention to. When you see that item, take a moment and file it away in a proverbial appreciation folder in your mind, such that you will be able to continually aggregate images, thoughts or experiences like this on a day-to-day basis. 

By the end of the month you will have approximately 30 and you might reflect back on a few of them and smile and recognize that perhaps you were able to wake up out of the continual daydream of your day-to-day life, and actually see elements that were truly worth your time and which made that particular day unique. 

If we are not continually open to these details, and thereby generating countless moments of awareness and gratitude, we are unquestionably allowing days, weeks, months, and years pass, without garnering all that is truly valuable in the life experience. 

Happy Thursday!


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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!