So I’m on the job, bringing something out to my truck, and for whatever reason I notice something on the ground. My first thought was that it was a slug, but then I thought that thing was too big to be a slug…it must be a twig…and that was that…or so I thought. I go out to my truck a few more times…and then as I’m packing up the last few things into my truck, I realize…it’s not a twig it’s a big ass slug!!! (insert big horn blast right here)
So I look more closely, and the slug grosses me out, just like I knew it would. Then I think, when I drive off, “I’m probably going to run over the slug”. I get way too queasy to pick it up, and the freakin’ thing is right in my path…I’m probably going to run it over. Then I think…”It must suck to be a slug”. (I have these kinds of conversations with myself all the time.) First of all slugs are ugly, and for some crazy reason they come out onto the pavement, where work vans, like mine, run them over. It SUCKS to be a slug.
Then I start thinking more…the slug doesn’t know that it sucks to be a slug. In fact the slug probably thinks it’s good to be a slug. No pressures…no worries…unaffected by the recession. Female slugs surely think that male slugs are really hot, and vice-versa. Slugs probably think that we look funny…by the way…Do slugs have eyes? But I digress…slugs do what slugs do…they take their sweet ass time going to where they’re going…some of them make it…and some don’t…but they ain’t gonna worry about it.
So, I start thinking more (you’d be surprised how many things I think about)…maybe I can learn from that slug. After all there’s something to be said for not letting things worry you. Stress is really overrated, slugs would just as soon let us humans have it…they have important slug things to do, and stress just isn’t in the program. “Live in the moment…live fully and completely in the moment. After all, this moment is all we really have”. Slugs have that all figured out.
I watch Mr. Slug (just seemed like a dude) make his way to where ever he was going. He had his little slug antennae up and was moving ahead in all his slimy splendor. I wonder if he had a family…or if he even thinks that far ahead. Maybe the slug brain can only hold the action he’s taking right now, and that’s it. Maybe that’s how slugs have survived…they don’t worry about problems, threats, birds, lizards…nothing…just the step they’re taking right now.
That slug had no worry about whether or not my big blue van would run him over…he was focused on right now. The truth is that’s all any of us have, is right now. The past is gone, the future isn’t here yet, but now…is here…or it was. Right now you can act. You can act in a way that moves you forward. Or, you can be paralyzed by stress, and worrying about the future , fretting about the past, or big blue work vans. Do what you want…but now…right now, is all you really have…it’s all you’ll ever have. Just ask Mr. Slug.
So…I look at Mr. Slug, and plot my move. I get into my van and drive around my little friend. He probably knew I’d do that all along.
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