Tune Tuesday #44 – Live for Today

I am currently re-reading “The Mastery of Love” by Don Miguel Ruiz. There are lot of concepts in the book that I now fully understand because they parallel my experiences or understandings.

Like most self-help/ mindfulness books I’ve read, it calls for us to shed any dead weight, baggage or anything that no longer serves us. In order to do that, we have to be brought into our own awareness of what habit or habits may be hindering or harming ourselves. Once that is done, we can start the process of living in the moment. Present living takes time to learn, because we aren’t raised in a society that values it. Often illness or a death of a loved one lights the way and creates a shift of values we should hold dearer to our hearts.

Life isn’t a head of us or behind us, yet many of us live in the future or the past, and skip over the present. Being present and in the moment, is important because life only exists here and now. 

A song that resonates with this concept of present living popped in my head out of the blue. The melody circled in my head and drew me in to really read and listen to the lyrics in a way I have never heard them before.

The song is short and simple, and has a few lyrics that can serve as mantras.

“We were never meant to worry, the way that people do.”

“We’ll take the most from living, have pleasure while we can.”

“Live for today, and don’t worry ’bout tomorrow.”

Lyrics below.

Love – Stephanie XO

Live for Today  – The Grass Roots

When I think of all the worries
People seem to find
And how they’re in a hurry
To complicate their minds

By chasing after money
And dreams that can’t come true
I’m glad that we are different
We’ve better things to do

May others plan their future
I’m busy loving you
(One, two, three, four!)

Sha la la la la la live for today
Sha la la la la la live for today
And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey
Sha la la la la la live for today (live for today)

We were never meant to worry
The way that people do
And I don’t mean to hurry
As long as I’m with you

We’ll take it nice and easy
And use my simple plan
You’ll be my lovin’ woman
I’ll be your lovin’ man

We’ll take the most from living
Have pleasure while we can
(Two, three, four!)

Sha la la la la la live for today
Sha la la la la la live for today
And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey
Sha la la la la la live for today (live for today)

Baby, I need to feel you inside of me
I got to feel you deep inside of me
Baby, please come close to me
I got to have you now, please, please

Please, please gimme some a-lovin’
To gimme some a-lovin’
To gimme some a-lovin’
To gimme some a-lovin’

Baby, gimme some a-lovin’
Gimme some a-lovin’
Got to have all your lovin’
Gimme some a-lovin’

I need all your lovin’
Gimme some a-lovin’
Now I need all your loving

Sha la la la la la live for today
Sha la la la la la live for today
And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey
Sha la la la la la live for today
(Oh, no, no, no, no, no)
Sha la la la la la live for today