There’s a saying I once heard years ago I use quite often to remind people to stay in the “Now”. It states; “If you have one foot in yesterday and one foot in tomorrow, you are peeing all over today”. Yes, I do realize how crass this saying is, but it is quite effective. As human beings, we have a tendency to always be either looking ahead or behind ourselves for answers we seek. We deal with guilt at what we feel were mistakes or missed opportunities and we are always looking ahead, worrying about our future, thinking about our next move in this life. When we do this; we seem to miss the opportunities we have right in front of us on a daily basis.
Fear is lack of faith. Faith in what you may call God, the Universe, etc. When we are disconnected from this higher source, we begin to question and worry about things we feel are out of our realm of control.
Having to be in control, I feel, is one of the biggest illusions we, as humans, buy into fully and totally; without question. If we are not in control, we are somehow failing in life. This could not be any further from the truth! Part of this wonderful human journey is learning the ability to let go and allow the universe to deliver miracles to us. The more we allow the universe to flow without our control; the more we will feel in control! Can you imagine?
One of the biggest issues I see many of us doing is always looking ahead, convinced that, once things in our life are complete in some way, we will be better off than we are at that moment. “Once I get that promotion, I will have more money and will be happier and less fearful!”, or “Once I finish school, I won’t be so cranky and feel overwhelmed and everything will be better”. In fact, it seems that there is always something we are looking ahead to grasp in order to feel more fulfilled and happy. The truth is, these feelings of happiness and well being are nothing more than choices and have nothing to do with our past, current and future circumstances. When we are constantly looking ahead to some future situation or (in our mind) accomplishment, we totally miss out on this very moment. We miss the experience and miracles happening in the present!
Take a moment to look around you, wherever you are. What is it you see? Everyday is an opportunity to experience miracles and magic. If I am stuck I the guilt or grief of the past, how can I fully be here in this moment? When I was a teenager, my step father would ask me the same question everyday when he got home from work. “What did you do for God and your country today?” Ok, so it sounds a little militant, but the idea was wonderful. What had I done to make a difference in my life and the lives of others that day? Did I shine my light or cast negative shadows; did I build someone up or tear them down? Every moment of the day is an opportunity to not only improve our lives, but the lives of those around us. What you may think of as a mundane act or situation could be a miracle to someone else. You may have no idea the impact you have on other people just by offering a smile or a kind word.
Today, I want you to focus on just TODAY. Not tomorrow, next week or last year. Take each moment as a breath of fresh air and try to find the miracles in your every day activities. Be “HERE” right now in this very moment and try to see yourself as an amazing work of spirit, inviting those around you to enjoy and experience your light.
In the law of attraction, we are told we must be the change we want in our lives. It isn’t just enough to envision what we want, but to act as if we have it as well. If I am a good co-worker, friend, parent, etc., I will attract that energy into my life. Start attracting your prosperity, love and hope! Enjoy today for the gift it truly is, even thru the challenging moments, and thank the universe for the opportunity to grow and learn. This life can be a wonderful journey; all you have to do is decide that it is!