Saturday, March 24, 2012

Waking Up To Reality

How much time do we waste wishing we could get something (or someone) back from the past or worrying about things that haven't even happened yet? Too much time probably. If we could just focus on being present right NOW - in this moment - we'd realize that's where the magic happens.


I came across this quote while having my morning coffee and sleepily scrolling through facebook looking for little nuggets of joy and wisdom to start my day.  
Author George Eliot wrote: "Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand".
"Strange, isn't it? What (or who) we thought would make us happy doesn't quite live up to it's promise... turns out to be flawed in some way, or even turns into it's opposite (the honeymoon/divorce syndrome). The reason: we OVERVALUE the future and OVERLOOK the present moment. The GOOD that we look for in the future is actually concealed in the present moment (which of course is all you ever have). It's in every sight and every sound, it's in every breath you take. It's in the aliveness you can feel inside your body, and it's in the light of consciousness itself that is the essence of who you are. I call this: waking up to reality.

With love, Eckhart."
 
I believe that living in this way makes every moment of every day precious. You start living with intention and everything you do and say comes from a place of pure love and joy.

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