OR FRET OVER WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST?
ARE YOU ABLE TO STAY IN THE MOMENT...MOST OF THE TIME?
I believe we are to build from our memories of the past, learn from the experiences, treasure the positive events, and honor those who loved and taught us. Here are some steps or strategies you can take on that I believe will help you to live in the moment, or be here now.
Turn towards life, not away from it. That is, we need to face reality, which can be very difficult
at times. It is not always easy to face the reality of our challenging marriage, our health status, our financial situation, or relationships with others.
Once we accept the reality of an event, condition, or person then we can more effectively deal with it. Life becomes more manageable. We are stronger. We are at greater peace.
Embrace your life as it is, not how you want it to be. In other words, want you have and not want what you do not have. It is accepting the good and the bad, the wonderful and the tragic, and life with death. When we embrace what we are, we embrace the joy of life.
Time is a precious gift and each minute is an opportunity. If we rush around, scurrying around to do this or that, we actually have less success because we make more mistakes, we might cut corners and pay the price later, and we may not learn from our "rushing around." Slow, methodical, and disciplined actions are more likely to bring you success and satisfaction. Be like the tortoise, not the hare.
Counting our blessings is healthier than counting our troubles. When we have gratitude, are grateful then there is an enormous change in our health physically, mentally, and spiritually. With gratitude we can face whatever troubles come our way.
Be in touch with your feelings, however painful they might be. Without feeling our relationships suffer and we are not at peace; our energy is drained. When we allow ourselves to be in touch with our feelings, there is more energy and vitality to our lives. Our life is now worth living.
Accept success as well as failure as opportunities to grow. We learn from each experience and even failure can be a teacher. No one goes through life without some times of not succeeding. We might look at "the rich and famous" and not realize how hard they had to work, how many times they might have stumbled, or just plain failed. Yet, they did not give up. They followed their dream.
Do not forget to pay attention to your loving relationships. They need to be tended to and nurtured. There may be times when we will hurt one another, but we must take responsibility for our mistakes and try to make amends.
LIFE IS A WONDERFUL GIFT. DO NOT WASTE ONE MINUTE OF IT.
LIVE IN THE MOMENT...BE HERE NOW