How often do we react to the world around us in ways we aren’t even aware of? Only when we bring awareness and live in the moment can we hope to be at peace.
Journaling is a great way to process our thoughts and feelings. Sift through the “keepers” and kick the garbage to the curb.
From my morning meditation:
Until you begin to notice and use your awareness, you are slave to your thought processes. As you begin to regulate the flow of your awareness of your body and relate it to the people and events in the world, your emotional habits will become more obvious.
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Everywhere, every day, someone just wants a “do-over.” Bad day? Burned dinner? Lost keys? Fight with my teenager? Sometimes the minutia just makes me want to crawl in bed and try again tomorrow.
In my personal journey to be more present in the moment AND to build the life I want, I’m soooo impatient and distracted. Distractions that usually come from focusing too much on what’s going WRONG instead of what’s going RIGHT. In her article Starting New, A Moment of Choice, Madisyn Taylor wrote “giving all of our attention to the unwanted aspects of our lives allows what we resist to persist.”
Every moment in life, we can choose a different attitude or a different path. We don’t have to wait to start exercising, eating right or saving money. Not happy with the last choice you made?
YES you can get a do-over. Anytime. We can’t change the past, but we control how we react in the future. Choose differently right now.
Another excerpt (read the whole article here)
“Starting new is most powerful when we focus our attention to what we are choosing to create. We need to remember to leave enough room in the process of new beginnings to be kind to ourselves, because it takes time to become accustomed to anything new, no matter how much we like it. There is no need to get down on ourselves if we don’t reach our new goals instantly. Instead, we acknowledge the forward motion and choose to reset and start again, knowing that with each choice we learn, grow, and move forward.”