No Better Time Like the Present– Living In the Now……
Friends, each time that I sit down to write, I ALWAYS attempt to select a topic of discussion in which I have personal experiences. My desire is to share my experiences/knowledge with you in an open and transparent manner in hopes that I may add value to your life in some way.
I have often jokingly said to you, that I am not a psychologist nor do I play one on television. However, I do have a vast amount of evaluated experiences in which I am willing to share in hopes of helping others. Many folks go through life, picking up experiences, and seldom do they learn from these experiences. An evaluated experience is beneficial, why? Because when you take the time to analyze and process an experience to grow and develop yourself into a better person, it can benefit you greatly.
But how many people actually do this…learn from evaluated experiences? Friends, can we get real for a minute? How many people do you personally know in your life, that continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over and over again? That many huh? We are all guilty of falling into this trap at one point or another, myself included…..
As I have become older and wiser, I try to avoid repeating the same mistakes from my past. After-all, why would anyone want to repeat a mistake from their past…..honestly, no one desires to do so. Often times when we repeat mistakes from the past, its a result of familiarity. What does that mean exactly? Well, for example, it is my opinion that the many things that we react to in life are a direct result of something we have experienced in our past. Let’s say you have an experience, once you have the experience, if it’s negative, you will then do everything possible to avoid that type of experience in the future. This way of thinking can cause you to be more sensitive to certain situations depending on how negative the experience really was.
This way of thinking can also create a safeguard for you, but it can also create a barrier that prevents you from experiencing life to the fullest. So how do you work around this type of barrier? I’m so glad you asked! To overcome this type of barrier you must learn to live in the NOW! Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying for you to toss all caution into the wind and just willy-nilly your way through life. What I am suggesting is that you learn to embrace each new day, new moment, new experience in your life as just that…treat it all as though it is NEW! Now please don’t confuse the concept of treating new experiences as “new” and then fall into the trap of repeating past mistakes…there is a difference, we shall talk about that later in greater detail. For the sake of this discussion, I am suggesting that you do not allow your past to affect your present.
Each day is a new day, and yesterday ended last night. Begin each day with a positive attitude, expecting JOY for you and your life. Embrace new moments, learn to live in the the here and now and accept that today is a gift to you from God. Be thankful for another day, another chance, and another experience.
Ask yourself are enjoying life by living in the here and now, or are you “stuck” in your “stuff”? #LivingInTheNow #GetUnStuck
Sharon D. Meadows is the Amazon Best Selling Author of Journey to a New You – A Transformational Guide to Discovering Your Inner Strengths.
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