“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~James Thurber
Living in the past or future, I miss out on the freedom and peace of now. Making a conscious decision to let go of the past, and not worry about things that haven’t happened yet, I experience a paradigm shift in consciousness.
If you have trouble doing this and feel anger of the past or fear of the unknown, simply find your feet and begin again, trying to let go of what you are still holding on to that needs to be released.
In order to be available and help others, try to clean material and emotional baggage longer needed, like negative feelings, resentments, bad habits or old ways of thinking. Asking, what relationships are no longer serving me and should have ended months or years ago? What material goods, shoes, clothing, pens that don’t work are cluttering my closet, taking up space in my filing cabinets and kitchen drawers?
Cleanse, clear, release, and in your emptiness, you might be filled with good. Take a deep breath, look at what you are doing now and let the rest go.
When the Israelites were in the desert, they were given food one day at a time. The manna fell from the sky every day, so they did not; they could not create a stockpile of food. The message for us in this story is that “today” is the only day that counts. We cannot sit around and wait for tomorrow – a tomorrow may never come. I have heard many people say with a revelation, and I certainly agree:“Nothing is more important than today.”
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Good advice. Matt 6:34 says it. Thanks for reminder. Need it.