“What screws us up most in life … is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.”
This is so true. How often do you catch yourself doing exactly this!!?! Thinking about the things you wish you had done, the things you wish you owned, the things you feel you’ve missed out on and the way you wish your life was.
It’s so easy to focus on the ‘have not’s’. The perceived failings, the difference between where you are and where you wish you were. Many people spend their lives this way, imposing an abstract sense of failure upon themselves, that does nothing but stir up feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. What if we just stopped doing that to ourselves? Imagine how much better the quality of life would be if we learnt to focus on what was in front of us, rather than what we ‘wish’ was in front of us.
We all need to come back to the moment, to ‘now’ and let go of the reality we imagine, the past we miss, or the gaps we perceive between our ‘wants’ and ‘have’s. Don’t wish your life away in this type of pattern… Focus on what you feel, what you sense, what you love right now, and spread your wings and soar.
Focus on how good ‘right now’ feels. Living in this exact moment, ‘now’ is profoundly liberating. Everything becomes possible again – pain recedes into another dimension, and opportunity presents. Try it, I promise you it will deliver you the deepest sense of well-being, the greatest relief from stress and the deepest sense of spiritual connection and gratitude for who you are and what you have been given.
Amber | www.intothesoul.com