To live in the present moment….
Years ago I was given some sage advice to live one day at a time, and by completing the hard work that came along with that advice, I now have the the ability to do just that. That gift has allowed me to lose all of the worry of yesterday and much of the worry of tomorrow. So, I mostly master this “one day at a time” thing, and now the Universe throws “live in the present moment” at me. My first thought was “C’mon, isn’t just the one day thing enough?” My second thought returns to my years ago sage advice. When I took that advice, I wanted what those “one day at a time” folks had, and I wanted it bad. Today, that same truth applies.
I want what the people who are recommending the idea to live in the present moment have. They have happiness, prosperity and inner peace. They identified and are living their true calling. They trust that they are exactly where they are supposed to be today. Most importantly, they live in service to others. I want that. I need that. I will do what they suggest in order to get that.
Yesterday my dog Bailey and I drove 13 hours to NY. I had 13 hours to practice living in the present moment. I listened and enjoyed each song on the radio. I noticed and appreciated the scenery. I watched as my dog came to acceptance that this was going to be a long car ride (see photo), and I even sat in the present moment while stuck in traffic on the George Washington Bridge (clearly a “need practice” moment). I arrived at my bestie Mary’s house, happy, peaceful and knowing this is exactly where I am supposed to be today.
So when I find myself drifting, I take a deep breath and bring myself back to this very minute. I notice the feel of the air, the sounds, and the people right here with me. I am beginning to trust that this is my synchrodestiny.
Today, I woke up with pink eye in both eyes. Hmmm… I guess this is exactly where I am supposed to be. Thank God for nurse-practitioners .