When we learn how to enjoy the moment, we can become calm, focused, and happy. Look deeply, and you will discover that you deserve to be happy regardless of who you are, what you’ve done, or where you’re going.
You deserve to be happy just because you’re alive. Give yourself permission to be happy and at peace at this moment.
WASTING YOUR LIFE AWAY?
Then start living now, breathing now, be absolutely conscious of your living state at every moment of your life, every second.
You waste your life away when you constantly replay the past in your mind, imagining a future that never comes. You end up living every day trying to “live in the future” that will never be present.
We can plan for the future and act according to it. Putting in action our plans with a passion to accomplish our goals, but always living in the present!
Some people say the following words are cliché. In my opinion, they have truth in the message and they are worth mentioning them:
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
But today is a gift
That is why it is called the present
The past is a foreign world
The present is an instant lost
The future is a projected illusion
So why not just live in
The Here and Now!
59 years ago I was born. This year I am going to celebrate non-galore since next year will be my 60th one 😮 Honestly, I don’t feel my physical age. I feel a lot younger in many ways: many goals to achieve, patients to attend, lives to save, plans to follow, deals to conquer. Happiness and cheerfulness run in my blood.
So, I welcome many years to come for me from now on, and many years to keep on blogging! I am going to tell you a secret: I really love blogging.
Don’t let yourself wallow in negative thoughts. Not only is that unproductive, but it’ll only make you feel worse. Negative self-talk is something that most of us experience from time to time, and it comes in many forms. It also creates significant stress, not only to us but to those around us if we’re not careful.
By letting go instead of pushing, your mind opens up and stays more relaxed. This also keeps your mind open to receive different thoughts. In fact, it may take a little while for a newer, more positive thought to take root, especially if you have a long-standing habit of negative thinking. Have some patience as you gradually introduce your brain to more positive thinking.
“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”
“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect, means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.
“Contemplation of nature, of excellence, of humanity and justice, that is what makes my spirit fly, my mind wonder and admire with love sometimes and despise other times, the world we live in. But at the end, I find tremendous pleasure in contemplation.“— Dr. M. Castro
“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” —Aristotle
“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.” Meister Eckhart
CONTEMPLATION OF JUSTICE
“By constant contemplation of excellence, we clear our selfhood of all dross and impurities.” Orison Swett Marden
Looking at beautiful pictures is an incentive to our brain neurons to produce dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins to makes us feel good, better, happy, up-beat. Also reading few encouraging lines, and peaceful notes of love, is good enough to activate these hormones and neurotransmitters to make us go stronger and more hopeful through out our day. So here are some for today!
When you love, you don’t abandon …ever!
“The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.” ― Brian A. McBride,
“But I love your feet, only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me” — Pablo Neruda
“The heart is a the thousand-stringed instrument that can only be tuned with Love.” —Hafiz
“Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.” —Emily Dickinson