Thought for the day quote
The past is history, so let it go. The future is a mystery, so let it come. The present is this moment now – a gift. To be truly in the present today, it is useful to release all your fears (based on the past) and your worries (imagined futures) – this is the work of someone who truly wants to awaken, and break free from the anchors and burdens of dead yesterdays and speculative tomorrows. It begins simply – with awareness. See your fears, see your worries, look at them in the face, watch them come and go. Treat them like your children on their way out to play. Let them go. Be here now they say, easier said than done, I hear you say. But no one can stop us, except for ourselves. There is only now – even if you are in planning mode, stay in the present as you plan tomorrow, it’s when we drift into tomorrow with our imagination that we succumb to a lazy avoidance of this moment.”
Last weeks thought for the day inspired me to think about ‘change’ and the impact it has upon our lives. A client once said to me “you are not even the same person every day because you have yesterday’s experience and knowledge which you can’t undo, plus you are a day older!” Absolutely right – so why is it then that so many people underestimate the power of change and its impact?
Time after time clients share with me all the changes they have experienced over the past few years from having a baby, to getting married or divorced, changing job, retirement, illness, death of a family member, moving house/area but then can’t understand why they feel lost and confused.