Looking Back or Moving Forward? Design your life with your toes to the front.
Breathe in deeply....Exhale fully....repeat 3 times.
Now breathe in again deeply just like the first deep breath I asked you to take. Exactly the same length of inhale and exhale, don’t change ANYTHING! Breathe in and out the exact same way you took your first breath.....
Ok, you can stop now. Keep breathing, but let go of trying to make your breathing the same as it was 2 minutes ago. You can keep trying, but realize you are different now, your awareness of your surroundings, the sensation of your body, what you see when you open your eyes, the thoughts moving through your mind. As much as you may think you are the same, you are not.
This is why perfection can only be accomplished by being in the moment, and knowing that being perfect is not about making something look a certain way.
Perfection exists right now. In this very moment, your cells are perfectly dying and being born new, your hair is perfectly falling out and growing back in. Your heart is perfectly beating to the pulse that is necessary for what your body need right in this very moment. Depending on what happens next and how you relate to what happens, you will be different. We can try and deny this truth, but I assure you…there will be resistance.
How often have you heard yourself saying, “if I could only be as young, beautiful, active, organized, happy…..as I was back then”. Or, “I wish I would have turned left instead of right, then maybe I wouldn’t have got in that accident.”
The mind is constantly looking for something to identify with in order to feel safe and in the “known”. Therefore, as much as you attempt to look ahead and predict your future while remaining in the moment, the only future that you can predict is the very moment you are in.
So what would happen if, in this very moment you had the power to create your future. Which thought would you choose, If it were the thought that was going to repeat itself for the rest of your life:
The choice is yours…always! The trick is, if you don’t realize you are creating your life experiences based on what you are thinking, then you can’t change your life into what you would desire it to be.
Looking back on your life has value to assess the choices you have made that have got you to where you are now. Moving forward, realize where you are now and keep choosing the thoughts that will create a future aligning with the person you desire to be.
Moving Forward into 2018, ask yourself these questions:
Before moving forward, shoulder check to make sure your old thoughts aren’t sneaking up behind you, when it’s clear, put your foot on the gas, and drive ahead.