I find myself practicing more and more being in the present moment. I suppose reading The Tao of Now (by Josh Baran) on a daily basis is making its mark on me!
In the present moment, there is no fear or worry. I was recently reminded that fear points back to the past and worry points ahead to the future. Well, I surely cannot be in the Now if I’m fearful or worried! And it’s simply not fun.
So when I catch myself retreating to the past or fast forwarding to the future, I take a breath to collect myself and get back to the here and now. The Now is all I have and is the only time and place to live my life. Right here, right now.
“All of life is right where you are. Never trade the peace of now for fear or worry. Because you carry the spark of God with you, you have the power to illuminate any time, any place.”
– Alan Cohen, A Daily Breath of Life , August 12