Living in the Moment – Or Trying To Anyway! (Lol)
I spoke with a friend recently on a topic coming up on the blog about pausing to gain wisdom from this past 15 months before jumping in and restarting life as usual. (coming up soon – stay tuned!)
Aside from the lessons learned and knowing myself more, I feel like the one thing that remains clear is trying to remain present in the here and now and to live in the moment.
One of my favorite quotes is:
“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” – Byron Katie
From the highest highs of this season to the lowest lows of the past year, I can say for sure that we live in a quickly changing world.
Finding a way to like what is happening and to accept it completely is my goal.
I haven’t mastered this. In fact, I’ve been the queen of resistance.
Four years ago, before I met my husband, I had no idea how much my life would change. But then, I was in a good place, working in a job I loved and enjoying my life as a single mom.
But inside, I knew that I wanted a relationship. I wanted to share my life with someone.
When Tim and I met, our lives changed in major ways. Little did we know we would move several times and that I would change course completely. I would sell my practice and start new.
That didn’t go over easily for me. There were many days when I felt myself kicking and screaming inside. I thought – what is happening? What am I doing now? These changes are too much and too hard.
It was actually Byron Katie’s work that helped me. I would read quotes like the one above, and a part of me would know that was she said was true. Life was in charge and had different plans for me.
Then, when I was getting my groove on and starting to embrace, enjoy, and even thrive in this new life, we went into lockdown (need I say more? lol).
So what do I feel now? My greatest lesson in all of these changes is to make peace with what is. When I’m able to adapt to this way of thinking, everything changes. I can say yes to it all. Living in the moment and saying yes to “what is” is in itself 95 percent of the battle.
Because there is a higher plan unfolding, I just need to stay present to appreciate it and to let it guide me down the yellow brick road under my feet (and to choose actually to like it!).
Peace out, June! And thank you for the incredible blooming season you’ve offered. I’m paying attention.
Ps: Learn about some of my single mom revelations here.
And how resilience played a major role in getting me through a very tough time.