Staying in the Present Moment

Present Moment

Staying in the present moment can be a rewarding challenge.

I have the acquaintance of a young woman who has her whole life ahead of her. Lori has a brilliant mind, a wonderful family, and a bright future ahead of her.

I thought about what life can bring her. That old green-eyed monster, jealousy, crept in.

She has a wonderful family, a keen mind, and great educational opportunities ahead of her.

So why didn’t I get on that ship?  Instead of staying in the present moment, I took a trip back into my childhood and felt the sting of my father’s alcoholism.

Marigene Da Rusha, at the Center for Spiritual Living, encourages us to live in the present moment

Sometimes I forget to do that.

When we dig into the negative past, we become like Lot’s wife, who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not very interested in morphing into a statue.

What are the wages of looking back?

1. We become stuck in negativity

2. We fail to move forward.

3. We fail to succeed.

What are the wages of staying in the present?

1. We move with creativity. Staying in the present moment fosters the ability to go with the flow.

2. We bubble with enthusiasm. Staying in the present moment percolates positive thinking.

3. We drive on the success highway. Staying in the present mement supports success.

So what  do you want to do? Do you want to turn to a pillar of salt? Or do you want to stay in the present moment?

It’s your choice.

Those of us who have had difficult family situations have been given a golden opportunity. We can choose to sink into the muck and mire of resentment, jealousy, and anger. Or we can stay in the present moment.

 

 

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