Being present in the moment means we are not camped in the past or living in the future. We are living moment to moment. After all we can't change what happened in the past and we have little control of what may happen in the future so I have learned that it is best to IMPROVE the MOMENT we live in today. We have say in what happens right now in this moment. Isn't that great? I have a story that happened to me that makes me think of how being present in the moment can change the way you see your life. I used to live five, ten and even twenty years in advance thinking what if I don't have enough money to retire, what if I can't graduate in time, what if I get lost? I used to dwell on the past saying I can't believe he hurt me! Why didn't my mom protect me when I was a child? What did I do wrong that I had that happen to me? Some of you can probably relate to this kind of thinking. Those of us who experience this might not have realized this but I will share with you what I read one day that changed my life in just one moment of being present...it said the following:
" Worrying about the future, or dwelling in the past ...RUINS a perfectly good present."
I don't think I ever looked at it like that before. It gave me a reason to learn how to stay in the present so I could truly enjoy my life and as a response to this kind of living my future (now my present) is so much better than I could have ever imagined. How are you feeling? Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever felt a moment in your life where you lived in the present and it was AWESOME? Will you share this story with us?
Blessings to all you Survivors and Supporters!