Thursday, November 18, 2010
The secret of health for both mind and 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
When our lives are in flux, especially with grief, we can find ourselves stuck, not able to move from the point of pain. We look to the past as the better days to which we long to return, and we worry about how we live in a future without our precious loved one by our side in a physical sense.
It is a natural response to the pain, to stop in your tracks.
But truly, as the quote implies, the only power we can have is on our own present moment. We have the power right now to smile, or to cry. We have the power to see what's wrong with the world or what's right. We have the power to choose happiness or despair. We have the power to notice our own failings and weakness, or our strength and resilience.
It is in the present moment that you will find peace. Allow yourself.....even if it is only for one minute.
Take time today to notice where your mind is taking you. Are you living in last year, next year or today?
The present.....it is a gift. Get it?
Have a tremendous Thursday,