First round, Tick.
Second round, Tick.
Third round, Tick.
I feel the edges,
not the pool.
cool & smooth,
Then the pool.
Does joy only spark when you achieve something? You can take a moment asking yourselves: when did I have joys?
Getting an important task done, finishing a marathon, having a day out with your closest buddies, dating with a pretty girl, you name yours. I had, you had. These are joys. No doubt.
However, in many cases, joy simply exists as a by-product of achievements. A sparkling moment goes after a point of time.
The moment you completed a task. A point, then a sparkling joy.
The moment you touched the finish line. A point, then a sparkling joy.
The moment you came back after a day out. A point, then a sparkling joy.
The moment you said goodbye after a date. A point, then a sparkling joy.
Yesterday, for the first time, after almost 3 months of swimming in a pool near my company, I found joy in the pool, not the edges of it. I love swimming, and I always told myself I love it. But, now I understood I, in fact, enjoyed the moment of victory, the moment after I completed 50 rounds back & forth, rather than the moment while I was being in the water.
Yesterday, the water was cool & smooth. The moment I started being aware of how the water carries my body along, everything was slowed down. It was different. There I found joys, of a different type.
Next time, when you do something, be aware of the flow of feeling from your 5 sense organs. You might understand the difference.