You Just Never Know When
We all know that there are no guarantees that we will live to see another day (sorry, a little dark, hang tight). But, do we truly understand this truth? If we did, would we waste another day not enjoying how we spend our time, not spending quality time with those we love, and not smiling all day?
A few days ago I found out that a friend died unexpectedly. For many this would have really thrown them for a loop, I know not too many years ago that would have been me. I would have let it ruin my day, week, month, or more. I would have spent countless hours wondering why it happened and what it all means.
Today, I don't have to wonder because I recognize that thinking and thinking about something does not change the outcome. I don't have to get sad because I understand that being sad does not change the outcome. Most importantly I understand that each day is a gift and I practice being present for every moment I can remember to.
Being present means that I can be with who I am fully, even myself. It means that I am no longer sleep walking through my life and letting every moment slip by without my awareness. Being present is beautiful and encapsulates the feelings of joy (awe-inspired, lightness, calm, stillness, peace of mind, and so much more). The experience of my life is a slow, beautiful movie with an interesting cast of characters in it each day. I experience it from a place of spectating. By being this way I no longer have to be at the mercy of every person or circumstance, I can just watch life unfold before me and enjoy each moment.
Does that sound like something you would like to know more about? Let's hop on a chat. What works for you next week?
Peace, Erin "here now" Mac