March 13, 2008
For much of my life, I have focused my time, energy, and thoughts on past moments (including high points and regrets) and future moments (including what-ifs and fears), not exactly being fully present and awake and in appreciation of the current moment, which is always NOW. Having lived this way for too long, I now realize all the learning opportunities I turned away from as I grabbed hold of a past moment or relied too heavily on the promise of a better tomorrow. I now understand that the past is exactly that--the past--and the future will unfold based on what my present moment creates NOW. The following entries (sometimes serious, sometimes humorous--just like life) will serve to keep me mindful of being present in each moment, always ready to listen to a message that might pop in--a message that could potentially awaken my soul and bring me closer to the life I was created to live. In his book The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle wrote, "The more you are focused on time--past and future--the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is. . . . The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains constant. Life is now." That about says it all for me!