Living in the Moment

I read Terri’s blog this morning and started thinking about why I am happier and more fulfilled as I get older.

First, I try to live in the moment. I can do nothing to change my past. I do not know what the future holds. Right now however, I can breath deeply, I am not in pain, I will quash any anxieties that come to mind, and I will love.

Second, I no longer see things as black and white, there are gray areas in life. There are exceptions. There are bad decisions that you must live with, and there are fortunate decisions that move you along.

Third, I am more aware of my surroundings. Feel the heat, the cold, the moisture, the rain, the grass, and the air. Look at the fantastic colors before you that you take for granted. Look at your own hand. With silent commands from your mind you can control this fantastic creation.

Interact with another non human creation. I prefer a dog. This creature got lucky and got a chance to live, he/she just happened to be a dog and they are mostly happy creatures. Learn from them.

Lastly, I have a fantastic long term relationship with someone I love. It is not perfect, there are ups and downs, but we stick it out and try to resolve conflicts.

When I get in a bad place, I know that it will pass, it always does. I never judge my life by its lowest moment.


TerryC said...

Reggie for President (or Guru, or something big like that)!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing some of your secrets, Reg! Great advice and I will keep all of it in mind as I continue my quest for inner peace. :)

mr zig said...

Fantastic Post.... Absolutely loved it!

Anonymous said...

I liked this post as well. Deep thoughts.