Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Worrying Takes you Out of your Present Moment

Are you one that worries? Do you spend time catastrophizing and thinking about the worse possible scenarios or wondering if something you said was just not the right thing to have said? Often times we can get caught up (literally in our brain looping over and over again) with thinking about something that happened in the past or may happen in the future. There may be a sense that you have some control over the concern if you just worry about it enough. Let’s consider this thought – your worrying about something, thinking about every detail, playing out all the different scenarios that could happen are not bringing you peace. This behavior actually keeps you wound up and out of your current moment. Realize this – you cannot change or control anything with your worry. It doesn’t serve a positive purpose in your life. And in your pattern of worrying you lose the only thing you really have – this moment. So instead, practice “being” in your moment. Practice noticing the details of the blue sky or the blooming flowers. Practice noticing who you are spending the moment with. Be completely present with them. Don’t let your mind wander to the past or the future. Just be here – NOW. Teach yourself to walk the journey of life being present in this moment. When the worries start back up, take yourself back to your present moment. Use your senses to be totally aware and here. Allow yourself the glory of being in the moment you have been given.

1 comment:

Lori said...

"Hakuna Matata" and Have a nice day :)