Don't Worry, Be Present
"Once we let go of our past mistakes and release the grip of our future fears - what is left for us to be so worried about?"
- James McPartland
Being present is truly one of life’s great challenges. We seem to be regretting too much of the past or anticipating what we must deal with in the future. Add to that the incessant demands of our smartphones, a need to stay connected and “liked” in our social media world, and the never-ending daily demands of a life that has us busy being busy, and time seems to slip from our hands.
Yet if you think about it, the time is always now. The gifts of life are always in the present moment-- moments that quickly pass us by when we are often not even conscious of it.
A life well-lived requires deliberate practice, heightened awareness, permission to fail and make errors, and a recognition that they call it “growing pains” for a reason. The past, like the future, is not a place we can take anyone to visit-- it only exists as a story in our head. And since we are the author of those stories, we have the power to modify the scripts and create many more present moment experiences. With that in mind, what is there really to worry about?
Don't worry, be present. Catch the gift of now.
Have a very present Tuesday, friends!