It’s a simply wonderful concept, and it’s true, so why aren’t we living like it? Why are we waiting for Monday or the first day of the month? Or a new year, to begin to live our higher grade lives?
It’s something I have been asking myself lately, having had a bit of an epiphany in Spain. It suddenly became immensely clear, that I had been creating buffers, protecting myself, creating excuses, because ‘I was still settling into London life’. Because I wasn’t doing anything drastically ‘bad’, I had let some things creep in that I know don’t really serve me. The ramifications weren’t demanding the best of me as such. And I had this vague idea that ‘after Summer’ I would get more aligned.
Which is really a load of nonsense. Because every moment is new. Full of promise. A new past is born every second as my teacher Sri M notes. We don’t have to wait for anything. So I want to invite you, to do what I did, and write a list of stuff that you KNOW deep down isn’t serving you, or needs amplifying. Consider your meditation practice and your discipline with it. Consider how you care for your body, your mind, what you read and consume intellectually. Are you gossiping? Engaging in relationships and friendships that don’t serve you? Are you eating things and drinking things you know don’t work for you? What beliefs do you have about all of these things? What would engaging with your new present look like, every second, every day?
Written with love,