You do indeed have a past, but not now! And, yes, you have a future, but not now! You can consume your now with thoughts of ‘then’ and ‘maybe,’ but that will keep you from the inner peace you could experience.Wayne Dyer
I can remember when I first began my journey to connect with my inner self. It was then that I became exhausted by struggling against the moment of “what is”. Upset things weren’t going my way. Upset with other people. Upset with my lack of self-control. Upset with my lack of progress. When I got sick of being upset, I surrendered to being “Just Teri”. I surrendered to the now, and then, I felt it. It was comfort. It was effortless. It was peace. It was glorious and I wanted more of it. A whole lot more!
Being present, I realized there was nothing wrong with my life, with me. Not in that moment.
Moments where I practice being here, “now”, are moments so incredible, so calm, so… perfect. In fact, they’re so wonderful that I connect to the deepest gratitude for the gift of my life and promise to do my best to live my best day, each day, whatever that may be.
Now, realistically, life ebbs and flows with time and energy, responsibilities, complications, and our health. So, some days are better than others. Perhaps more present, more productive, more peaceful. The key has been for me to not judge myself or become frustrated, which can still be a challenge. I’m learning that regardless of the “better or worse than” days, if I remember to relax and surrender to the now, I find peace, and it’s not found in the perfection of life, it’s found in my gratitude for being part of life.
Keep it Simple,