Friday, July 18, 2008

Correction, Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop Thinking about the Moment

I love Fleetwood Mac.

Great songs, great lyrics, great musicians, great presence.

But perhaps the Christine McVie penned song, "Don't Stop," isn't exactly a page from Buddha:

Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don't stop, it'll soon be here,
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterdays gone, yesterdays gone.

Not exactly a lesson of mindfully living in the moment. Sounds like a prescription for lots of "shenpa"--dis-ease.

Anyway, here's a Buddha-like rewrite:

Don't stop, thinking about the moment,
Don't stop, it's all we ever have.
It'll be better to be in the present,
Yesterday's gone, tomorrow's not here.

Ok, not as bouncy or as catchy but probably a little better prescription for mindful living.

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