“Living in the moment, without attaching yourself to regrets about yesterday or worries about tomorrow, goes a long way toward cutting through the chaos of everyday life.” ~Eve Adamson & Gary McClain …
Living in the present moment is the most important concept in living our lives to the fullest. When we are able to distinguish between yesterday’s issues and tomorrow’s issues, we free ourselves from the chaos that they present in our lives here and now, and relegate their power to their respective time.
For the majority of us, there are things that have happened in our past that we regret or wish we could change. But allowing ourselves to dwell on such feelings merely adds resentfulness and unhappiness into our lives today. By focusing on what “was,” it much more difficult to see what “is.”
And tomorrow will hold plenty of opportunity for us to face the issues that require our attention at that time. Worrying about the future, or spending our now focusing on someday and the dreams and desires of how this may be, will find us squandering our lives little by little… day by day.
As long as yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s worries do not affect us right now, they should really be of little concern for us in the present moment. Do not live your life focusing on what might have been or what perhaps will be. Life is happening right now… and our understanding of this concept is key to us realizing happiness and fulfillment in life.
Live within the present moment today.
Questions to consider:
Why might it be difficult to live in the present moment? What are some of the difficulties of living in the past or future?
Do you have any chaos in your life as a result of yesterday or tomorrow? What are some of the beautiful things full of potential within your grasp at this very moment?
How can we learn from our past and aspire to become more in the future by living fully right now?
For further thought:
“You’re worried about how you’re going to feel at the end of your life? What about right now? Live. Right this minute. That’s where the joy is at.” ~Abigail Thomas