Thursday, 9 April 2015


#208


If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
-Lao Tzu

There you are, now you know. This is an instance for loving what IS, living for today, in the here and now. That is really all there is.

The past creates your story, it shows what issues you carry, where you need work. Getting in touch with the past may cause depression as you relive all the pent up anger, resentment and sadness. The past may be  worthwhile for a visit to 'rights some wrongs' but not a place to live. You can't change what is done, you can only change your attitude toward it.  

If you are projecting all your thoughts into the future, you will be experiencing anxiety. You cannot predict the future... it's unpredictable. Nothing is more anxiety inducing than trying to control the unpredictable. Control is an illusion. Leave the future alone, you aren't there yet. Don't wish your life away, waiting and planning for the next day off, the next vacation, or the next event.  Be present.

All you have is this moment, nothing else is guaranteed. Live each day to the fullest and make the most of every minute you have. Practice gratitude and love yourself.  This is where and how you find peace.

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”  Henry David Thoreau