Living in the moment is a concept easier said than done these days. We are always looking backwards, forwards, left and right. To greener pastures, more exciting times, new places. But in doing so, what happens to the present? Think about it. If you’re forever unrooted in where you are, you will never make peace with the here and now. Though it can be difficult, especially when the now is painful, a struggle and just too hard to deal with, trust the process. Dig deep and feel it all.
You do not need to be anywhere other than where you are right now. You do not need anything other than what you have right now. Don’t spend your time striving to be somewhere else. Instead, focus on where you are. Life is always leading us, but we cannot hear Her call if we do not ground ourselves in the current moment.
If you are thinking of the future so much, by the time you get to it, you’ll be thinking of another future. So all of the hard work and sacrifices you are putting into getting to the future won’t be enjoyed because the bar will always be rising. Celebrate your creations when they happen. Take a moment to breathe and truly enjoy them.
What good is a creation or a success if you do not allow yourself to enjoy it?
Don’t keep pushing the finishing line back mid-run. Be OK with where you are. For where you are is where Life is. And if you are constantly looking at the next thing you are not truly flowing with Life.
If where you are is uncomfortable, be in the uncomfortable. If where you are is exciting, be with the excitement. If where you are is in grief, be with the grief. All moments will end. Don’t miss them or drag them out by not being present with where you are today.
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How are you striving to be somewhere other than where you are right now?
How can you be more OK with where you are today?