Ardently: very enthusiastically or passionately.
“Love from day to day, just from day to day. […] If you let yourself be absorbed completely, if you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”*
Some are always waiting for the future and miss today; others are busy visiting the future in order to live today more ardently.
We don’t have to wait:
““No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”**
We have enough to build the bridge Friedrich Nietzsche imagines. To live in the moment of who we are and what we have now will provide us with what we have to begin, though Eric Ries reminds us that there is a cost when he points out:
“If you cannot fail, you cannot learn.”^
When we fail and learn we are discovering that se are generative beings: Okay, that didn’t work; what if I do it this way?
We need to explore with playfulness; the game takes us farther:
‘Mixing what we see, hear, learn, and read – that’s an art in itself, not to be underestimated.’^^
I have never failed to come across amazing abilities and experiences in the people I work with that makes me conclude, not only can we know we have choice and feel what that choice might be, but we can use it ardently.
I like playing with words that ought not to be only for people who are religious but for everyone. So this is about identifying a personal sacrament, the elegant interface we enter each day connecting us to our story, defined by Iris Murdoch in this way:
‘A sacrament provides an external visible place for an internal invisible act of the spirit.’*^
Let bridge-building begin.
(*Anne Morrow Lindbergh, quoted in the Northumbria Community‘s Morning Prayer.)
(**Friedrich Nietzsche, quoted in Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: The Courage to Be Yourself.)
(^Entrepreneur Eric Ries, quoted in Frans Johansson’s The Click Moment.)
(^^Alfredo Carlo, from Drawn Together Through Visual Practice.)
(*^From Iris Murdoch’s The Sovereignty of Good.)