Living in the “Now”

Within our own mind is the point of our power. By living in the present moment, we will never feel stuck. This is where positive change takes place. Right here, right now. It does not matter how long we’ve been living in our negative patterns or situations. We can begin to make positive change, today!

Our past no longer needs to be the truth for us. We need to allow our past issues to fade back to where they came from and start new. An important reminder – We are the only person who thinks within our own mind. We are the power and authority in our world. We get to choose whatever we choose to think and do.

Our past thoughts and beliefs have been brought forward to this moment. It is upto us to now make change or continue carrying past transgressions, negative habits, guilt, shame or anger. What we choose to think and how we choose to act is how we will live our life from now on. What we are now choosing to believe, think and say will create the next moment, the next day, the next month, the next year.

Why would we want to continue to think the same old thoughts, refuse to change and keep on carrying the heavy load of all our past problems? Living in the moment begins a whole new process for us. Each moment in our life is a whole new beginning. For, we can begin right now to observe and listen to what we say, do and think.

If we choose thoughts that create problems and pain, then that is how we will feel and what we will receive in life. We might say “this is what I am, this is my life, this is the way it is”. These are only words that we “believe” to be truth, not the “actual” truth. Usually, what we believe is only someone else’s opinion we have incorporated into our belief systems. Our life negatives tend to take precedence over the positives. We need to change this pattern of thinking to welcome new thoughts, ideas and opportunities into our life.

A destructive thought process is blame, as it is one of the surest ways to stay in a problem. When we blame others we give away our own power. Whenever we blame others, we are not taking responsibility for ourselves. Do know that we cannot free or forgive ourselves until we free and forgive others. Let go of feeling angry, miserable and sad. We need to let go of past issues, rise above them and take back control of our own mind to allow us a more harmonious present and future. The past cannot be changed, but the present and future can be re-shaped by our current positive way of thinking.

If we want a joyous life, we must think joyful thoughts. If we want a prosperous life, we must believe we are worthy of receiving. If we want love in our life, we need to accept and believe ourselves to be loving. What we send out mentally, verbally, emotionally or physically will come back to us in like form.

What we think and believe to be truth will be true. What we don’t believe to be truth, will not be. Our glass is either half full or half empty, depending on how we look at it. There are literally billions of thoughts we can choose to think. Alot of our beliefs and thoughts arise from our childhood. We tend to think similar thoughts our parents used to think. But, there is no law that says we have to do so and that what we have learned is the only way. Our thoughts can be totally different. Our lives and experiences are totally different.

We all go from being a tiny perfect baby to adults who have problems, feel unworthy and unlovable. As we grew we responded negatively to those challenging circumstances that shaped our thoughts today and impact our self-worth. For, we were the witness to all of our rights and wrongs. We saw everything we did and remember everything we said. We end up being our own self-observer-punisher, continually making note of every right or wrong in our life.

We all need to realize that we have all made mistakes and done and said things we are not so proud of. Realize this has all been a part of our life, but we can, from here and onward, make positive change. By focusing on doing what you can do “now”, you do so much to heal your past fragmented sense of worth. There is no need to continue to live in the past and keep on self-punishing. That is not necessary. Nor, has it ever been necessary to do so.

We need to allow ourselves to be our own life sight-seeing guide. If we see ourself stepping in too many potholes, we need to start making better life choices for ourself. If our life road isn’t working for us as best as it can be, we need to try a different path to help us get to where we are needing or wanting to be. We need to observe our life right “now” – our relationships, health, work, finances, lifestyle. The moment we recognize the degree to which our past difficulties have been self-imposed, we then can begin to move on and heal from them. For we all “chose” to be where we are “now” and we can also “choose” something better if needing and wanting to do so. For, we get no more and no less than what we “believe” we deserve.

We are all here to transcend our early limitations, whatever they might be. We need to let go of the past and begin living in the “now”. For, this moment will never come our way again. We need to start recognizing further our uniqueness and value ourself for all that we truly are. Whatever happened in the past, it has already come and gone, you have already walked those footsteps. We are all humans-in-training and our past mistakes, slips of integrity or mediocre moments are all part of life, not unforgiveable sins. The past no longer exists except as memories or wrongdoings which are not necessary to keep living over and over again. We are all here to live and learn, stumble and evolve, rise and fall, change, grow, expand and progress.

Many new adventures and experiences are yet to come in our life journey. We need to clean our life closet to make room for new thoughts, actions and moments to be enjoyed and experienced. If a thought or belief no longer serves us in a positive way, we need to let it go. We all can choose to create different ones. We do not need to dig into past mental garbage to feed our thoughts. We need to learn to allow our mind to dine in fancier places to think positive ones. For, it doesn’t matter what “was”, what matters is what currently “is”.

We need to keep striving to improve, become stronger, clearer, wiser and capable. Life is a constant learning process to rediscover new experiences and adventures. We need to allow ourself to wipe the scoreboard clean of our past, to find positives in our present and bring them forth into our future. For, life is “gift” worth living each and every moment. Our past has already happened, but we can now live in the present time thinking, preparing and planning for our life preparations to happen right before us.

Open up your life to new ideas, creativity and deserved success. Your positive life journey awaits you, with open arms, at this very moment in time. Your life is full of gifts and opportunities. Allow yourself, each and every moment, to enjoy them all. You are so truly deserving.

Meet Christy

Less the Stress brought to you by Christy Kim a Reflexologist and Massage Therapist.  Having worked in the health field since 1999, Christy has greatly enjoyed helping several clients, family and friends with her many health treatments.

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