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(DAY 39) Life is like tetris

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Gaurav Parashar

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you're too busy, then you should sit for an hour. If Tetris has taught me anything, it's that errors pile up & accomplishments disappear. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.

Tetris revisited

Today morning, I decided to do 4 km swim. This is my first 4 km of 2023 and I had done one in 2022. I took ~97 minutes to complete it and had a phase of thoughtlessness in between.

When you are in water for so long in a swimming pool, you think about many things and once out of topics, you really observe. The pool where I go has tiles (colors blue and dark blue) on the floor. Organized they look like a game of Tetris.

Making pieces fit

In life, the circumstances change every month and year. First you want something, then if you get it, you include it in your entitled list. With all the moving parts, it is in a way a big game of tetris. Not all pieces are the same color, nor are they the same shape or size, but they need to be in sync and balance. Juggling with pieces, the constant move is what makes life beautiful.

4 km swim in 97 minutes, Gurgaon 2023