all the reading and research that I've done about living a
full life, the concept that is the most dominant is that
of living in the present moment. As this new year
gets going, my hope is that I'm able to learn even better
just what it means to live in the present without letting
the past or the future interfere with my present
really glad that Helen wrote these words because they
definitely help me to envision the concept of living in
the "now" in a completely different way. I
am. Right here, right now. I may have dreams
and desires of how things will be, but those ideas are
caught somewhere in the future. I've been with many
people who are so wrapped up in what they want to be
"someday" that they don't focus much on what
they are right now. I've watched them go through
much surprise and dismay as time rolled on and they
haven't become what they were sure they would be.
are many things that have happened in everyone's past that
could cause them to be resentful and unhappy if they let
them. But if I were to focus on what was, it's very
hard to see what is. I've known people who are able
to talk only of their pasts--every conversation is about
what happened in the ago. They aren't able to learn
too well the lessons that life is giving to them right now
because their minds are still on yesterday or yesteryear.
am." That's not just the name of God in the
Bible--that's a description of each one of us who lives on
this planet right now. I don't want to live
my life focusing on what I will be, or what I was. I
am. Here and now.
I am. What am I going to do with that?