I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of times that I get caught up replaying the past or thinking about the future … Keep in mind, that the past was 5 minutes ago and the future is 5 from now. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t remember things, and that planning ahead is imprudent. But how often do we mull over past events that didn’t go the way we had hoped? How often do we take future events and play them out in our minds long before they even happen? Ya … that’s what I’m talking about …
These actions take you out of your NOW, this beautiful ever-present present moment. How much are we missing from our lives by diverting our attention to circumstances and events that are beyond our control or ability to change?
*inhale* Right here
*exhale* Right now
Learn from the past and hold tight to those precious memories. But remember, what is done is done. There is no changing or recreating, and regret will just keep you where you were.
Make plans for the future, but by all means do not project your thoughts into future scenarios! Especially if those scenarios are ones that you don’t want to attract. We reap what we sow, and our thoughts are the seeds. Instead, if there’s something you really would like to see happen, spend some time doing visioning, which is a creative process involved in active manifestation. Besides, when you focus on the present, you’ll notice that most of those things you spend time worrying about have a tendency to work themselves out before you get a chance to deal with them in the now. This is called Being in the Flow, and it’s lovely.
Most importantly, you can change the future by your actions in the present. Are you in alignment with your core values? Are you living a fulfilling present? If not, time to refocus and BE the change, as Gandhi said. It is in this lush present moment that we cast our seeds. If it hurts, let it hurt! Kiss the pain, learn from it. It makes the joy you’ll experience later that much sweeter. If it feels good, absorb it! Let it sink deep into your psyche and your skin so you can recall it fully into awareness and attract more of the same.
Breathe RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW … whenever you catch yourself drifting forward or back in unconstructive thought patterns. Bring your awareness to your current senses and dive in as deeply as possible. I guarantee you will find your life much more fulfilling!
May you have a blessed and joyful life!