Framing the Day

I confine myself to the canvas of the day I have. It is not without a frame but I don’t feel constricted. Just the opposite.

I look out on a field of possibilities. Some I will know this day–others maybe never–yet what any other day holds does not occupy my mind.

My curiosity is only for this day–not what is beyond its frame. Nor do I have an interest in framed days already hung on memory’s wall.st-marks-sunset-0216

If there are “best” days they are when I meet the energy of my day, open to its colors sorting themselves. After all the experience is for me.  

Stephen King said, “it’s best to have your tools with you. If you don’t, you’re apt to find something you don’t expect and get discouraged.”

If I stray outside the frame of my day, I am blindsided by the unexpected. I have a single tool–equanimity–its versatility never fails. Whatever shape or size I need is at my fingertips. 

Equanimity opens me to the colors of the day.

Aim for Even posts offer equanimity in daily doses. No day or dose is ever the same, even if the aim is. You may read about the origins of Aim for Even here or on this site’s About page.

One thought on “Framing the Day

  1. craig reeder

    equanimity is what I ask for before I begin my daily meditation. if I can escape the gravitation of my “self,” I may sometimes have a moment of soo f equanimity. what joy.

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