An important aspect of mindfulness is the acceptance of impermanence, that nothing stays the same and everything is in constant motion. Learning to embrace change and uncertainty has been a big eye opener for me and helped me release the need to control everything and understand how impossible and unnecessary this is.
Just as everything has a beginning, it has an end too. This very simple fact, can help us to lighten up a bit about the way we may be feeling now, or the situation we may find ourselves in at this moment. Through living more mindfully and learning not to attach to any negative thoughts , we can start to accept that this feeling or situation is not permanent, we will not feel like this forever and we can start to move forward rather than dwell.
I am a real believer in energy , and that we are all energy in constant motion, There is energy in the words we speak, the food we eat, the people we surround ourselves with – these either bring about positive energy or negative energy. Thoughts are energy too and being stuck in past negative thoughts, or future anxious thoughts will only bring that energy into your present moment- the only moment you ever have!
Just think back to a time you were thinking about an argument with someone or something that annoyed you in the past, someone interrupts your thoughts to ask a question and you snap at them or suddenly feel in low energy and possibly a bad mood.
When we are in the present moment , we not only stop habitually reflecting on the past , and worrying and stressing about the future, we start to focus on what is in front of us. The beauty of nature on your ordinary walk to work, the delicious taste of an ordinary cup of tea, something that might inspire you when listening fully to someone as they talk. By living in the present moment , you start to naturally cultivate a sense of gratitude for all the little things in your life and become aware of each passing moment. You start to find extra-ordinary in the ordinary. By living in the moment and going with the flow rather than against it, you can see that you are not stuck and can stop resisting the natural motion and movement. We need to keep going.
Let what is be now , it won’t be forever…
One of my favorite quotes: ” If it can be solved, there’s no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved worry is of no use.”
Have a great day,