Some of us struggle to practice presence.
We’re always thinking about the past or the future.
We think about how things were.
What could have been.
We think about how things will be.
What the future might hold.
What will be.
We ruminate over what’s behind us.
We daydream about what’s ahead.
We do so at the expense of what is.
What’s right in front of us.
Our here and now.
The pattern of discontent repeats itself.
We didn’t appreciate the past when it was the present.
We won’t appreciate the future when it’s the present.
We’re always thinking about another time.
Letting the only time we truly have, right now, pass us by.
Doing everything but living.
All you can control is here and now.
What you do with what you have where you are.
Learn from the past, but accept that you can never go back.
Plan for the future, but understand that it may never come.
The present is all you’ll ever have.
Take a deep breath.
Look around you.
Explore what you’re thinking and feeling.
What you’re experiencing.
Everything about the moment.
Cherish it, as it is truly fleeting.
Do whatever you can.
To live your best life.
To be your best self.
To make this the best moment.
It’s all you’ve got.
You’ve got this.