Clearly, the Time is Now

Pretty much everyone I know, myself included, wishes they had a little more of something in their life. More time, more money, more love, more fun…whatever it is that you may feel is lacking it can definitely make life feel challenging at times. But as this week’s messages implies, all we really have at any moment is this moment. And in this moment it’s possible to stop and focus on the time, the money, the love or the fun that we do have in our lives. If something is bringing you challenges in your current situation, how can you refocus your attention on what you do have instead of what you don’t? It reminds me of a time when I was experiencing some pretty profound financial hardship and was feeling stressed – to say the least – about it. A very wise friend talked me off the metaphorical ledge by asking these questions: “Do you have a roof over your head?” Why yes, I did. “Do you have food to eat?” Yes. “Do you have clothes to wear?” Another yes. “Then for right now everything is ok, isn’t it?” Those few questions have helped me a number of times over the years when things got financially scary. Shifting my perspective from what was lacking to what I had to get me through did just that. It got me through. And you know what? I’m still standing.

Regardless if you have something currently in your life that you may need to shift perspective on or not, staying present with each moment allows you the chance to enjoy things as they happen. It’s the difference between enjoying life right now, or always reminiscing about the past. As Carly Simon says, “these are the good old days”. It also helps take you out of always worrying about the future. So here’s to each moment – the big ones, the little ones and everything in between.

With Love.

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From Over There: 6.8.14 Weekly Forecast
As the balance of light increases with the lengthening of days, so too is a time to increase the light of awareness for the bounty of blessings in life. Look to this time to see with clear eyes what life presents. Do so as it unfolds with without being encumbered by future desires or past disappointments.

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Featured Question:
Q: Can you explain to us how we can see life as “it unfolds without being encumbered by future desires or past disappointments”?

A. To take the moment. Stop. Notice feelings that arise. Quiet the mind. Let yourself be present. It is a practice. It is a practice to build and learn. It is a retraining of the mind to focus on that which is currently present without being distracted or overwhelmed by overstimulation. Allowing the mind to relax through periods of quiet solitude and through free flowing creative expression elevates a peaceful nature. A peaceful nature helps one maintain focus in present moment situations. Maintaining this focus helps one more clearly see the truth within each moment as it unfolds. To do so allows for a deeper understanding of gratitude for what is. This sense of gratitude brings ones awareness into the present and not distracted by the goals of the future or pain of the past.  

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