The past is gone, like a soap bubble burst. And the future? Its a mysterious dream, not yet real. All we really have is the present, this touchable moment.
We’ve all heard the phrase: live in the present. And while this is important, we also have to consider how are we living in the present? Are we just existing in the moment? Are we reliving the past while in the present? Or is our mind three steps forward concerned with the future?
Recently, I was at a Peak Potentials (www.peakpotentials.com) training seminar called, Masters of Influence. One of the speakers, Greg Mooers, a monk for 10 years, introduced an amazing affirmation. It’s designed to expand our ability to live in the present moment, and even to enjoy it.
Every morning after waking up and getting out of bed, he suggests that we thrust our arms above our head looking up to the heavens and say, “I love my life” three times.
Now this might seem hokey. It might make you wonder if your brain is beginning to congeal like some out-of-date cake mix- but after trying if for a few day’s it’s actually made me feel better.
It’s made me look hard at how I approach life. So often we go through life not enjoying the present. We don’t accept our life just the way it exists. We want it to be different somehow. We want it to be more of this or less of that.
Saying, “I love my life” doesn’t mean we stop trying to improve our lives. We aren’t giving up and accepting mediocrity. It just means that our life is the way it is in this moment, and if we want to be happy we have to enjoy this moment.
If we can learn to accept life as it presents to us, if we can love our life just as it is- then we can rise above the small moments and revel in the wondrous and simple beauty of living.
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November 20th, 2007