Dogs Don't Have To Learn ThisI have often read, "live in the now" I have read it so often it has become a cliche, lost it's meaning for me. I read something else yesterday. It is a passage in some AA literature. Yes, I am an alcoholic and I do AA meetings-I'm also sober, thank God.
But that's another story. I want to tell about the concept of "live in the moment" The story I read goes like this: If I want to plan, control, determine everthing in my life for next year, I will fail. Next year is not in my hands. I may not even be alive. Next month is more controllable, more determine-able. Statistically the chances of being alive next month are much better than being alive next year.
As I shorten the period of my looking ahead, I become more in control. Tomorrow is almost predictable. My bank balance will be very similar to what it is today. So too my health and my relationship with another and the length of my hair. I'm not saying it WILL be, but the likelyhood of things being more or less the same is higher.
When the period that I look ahead becomes a moment, I am in control. I can choose my action in every next moment and I can make good choices ba
I'm not saying, I won't plan my holiday, or pay my insurance premium, because it's too far in the future and I cannot be sure about it. No, I'm saying be present now, inhabit this moment fully, because this moment IS my life.
I feel light and exhilirated. I'm smiling inside me. I'm happy that I am here, sober and present. I love EP
Cilla37 36-40, F 12 Responses 9 Aug 4, 2012