This is a daily reminder to myself. Live your life in the present moment. Sounds easy enough, but how often do we find our minds dwelling on the past? The “what ifs” of life. If only I had done this or said that. Dwelling on the past robs you of the present moment. The past can’t be changed. We can learn from it, but it’s the past. It’s over and done.
Or how often do our minds start dwelling and worrying about the future? What if “this happens”? How will I handle it? What will I do?
In both cases, you have just ignored “the present”. The past is old news and can’t be changed. The future hasn’t happened and all of the worry in the world can’t change it.
As I said, I remind myself of this daily to embrace what is happening at the present moment and to not let it slip by without embracing and enjoying it. If the present moment is that painful, I have faith that it will become “the past” before it consumes me.
The photograph is a sunset over the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad, California near where we use to live.
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