You certainly don’t need me to tell you that living in the moment and being fully present is the key to a successful life. Easy to say when your life is full and you don’t have health or money issues… but when it’s not going so well – those times when you feel hopeless and feel like you’re living in despair, broke, hungry, out of work, and can’t make ends meet or see the light at the end of the tunnel. THINK again:
Take a moment to think about those who lost their lives in the recent Paris shooting. Innocent victims – mostly young and just out enjoying a normal evening. Never thinking that their lives would end…in such a barbaric manner. Think about the freedom we have and how lucky we are to have the kinds of choices available to us like we do in North America. Our world is changing and we have to adapt and get used to these new changes. We have to remain strong and we need to prioritize. I am as guilty as anyone for taking some things for granted and wallowing in some things I don’t have the control to change. It doesn’t do any of us any good. But still we do it because we’re human. Sometimes we need a reminder.
Food for Thought:
The secret of health for both mind & body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly – Buddha.
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. Eckhart Tolle
Have a lovely weekend and value all the good that you now have and try to change what is not working for you