Monday, August 30, 2010

Living in the moment!!



I've talked a lot over the past year about letting life come to you & living life in each moment but what does that really mean.....”living in the moment”. I think as with many things in life you can interpret the meaning of that phrase in many different ways. For the purposes of this blog it's not important to me how literally you take the phrase or what this phrase means to you personally. What's important to me is that you begin to learn to live your life in each moment.


I've been challenged over the past few weeks to work myself through a huge shift in my life. I have moved (at least temporarily) to the Denver, Colorado area. I have left my beautiful wife, our two dogs, my house, my friends & everything I know as part of my life, for the past 12 years, behind to move to a state that I've spent only 3-5 days in for my entire life. The only thing that has keep me in a state of joy is living in each moment & discovering the joy that each moment has for us. The truth is there is joy all around us even when things aren't easy, but it's up to us to discover the joy that is hidden even in challenging times.


How do I this? I don't worry about tomorrow. I believe in the very core of who I am that tomorrow will unfold perfectly before me just as it should. It is in this shift of thought that all possibilities are born. I read from many people that they believe the key to life is to “live from the end”, in other words see the end & work backwards to today to see how to get there. This may work for some but for me it's the furthest from the truth that we can move. I know that if I set my intention for the future & release that intention into the world with no attachment to the results, God/universe will lead us to where we want to end up by living in each moment in-between. You see life is only about the now. The preoccupation with what will happen tomorrow steals away the life we can have right now. There is no promise that we have anything beyond this moment we share together right now. So why be concerned about what will happen tomorrow? The only thing that matters is right now & if you're willing to live each moment to fullest your life will always unfold perfectly before you.


Are there never setbacks? Is life always perfect going forward? Of course not!! We need adversity in our life to help us learn the lessons we need to know to move on to a better life. I was laid-off from my job in June 2009 & the past year hasn't been easy financially but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I have discovered more about myself in the past year then I have in almost 50 years before this....would I have asked for this? No!! But God/universe knew this is what I needed to grow into the person I've always been inside. You see none of us truly need improvement we just need to get back to who we truly are in our soul!! Our truest self only knows how to live life perfectly.


You can change your life today, all you need to do is start right now let go of the expectations of tomorrow & discover the joy in this moment.


Hugs,


Bill


Quote of the day: “Everything is possible in the present moment....open your mind & heart to the joy right now in this exact moment & begin the change”







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7 comments:

Marie said...

You are such an inspiration, Bill!

I've been really trying to live my life in this manner yet at times I fall back into my old ways. You taught me that as soon as I realize my thoughts have turned to worry or fear I change my thought to a positive and things go smoothly. You're a great teacher and I'm so thankful to have you in my life.

Love & friendship,
Marie

YogaSavy said...

Bill
I wish you the very best and hope you find what you are looking for.
I myself am in the midst of moving. In transit at the moment.
Looking forward to reading about your journey and taking some inspirational tips from you.....

Timberwolf123 said...

Marie, thanks for the lovely comment I always appreciate hearing from you. The key is to not try but to just do!! It's truly easier then it sounds...it takes practice but once you allow life to unfold before you the beauty is all around you.

Yogi,

Good luck with your move...I may be moving as well depending on what happens with this job. I'm always around to help others anyway I can & I'm glad that from time to time I can give you some inspiration.

Hugs,

Bill

Anonymous said...

Hi Bill,

Great blog. I am now following you. I strongly believe in the saying " I create my own sunshine". Even when life is hard we can still find joy.

Tina D

www.vampire-love-affair.com

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks for stopping by Tina, I invite to look on the topics I've written....something like 225 at this point...I'm hoping to get back to my regular 4 days a week in a couple of weeks we'll see what happens through this transition....but a new blog tomorrow.

Hugs,

Bill

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Anonymous said...

Hi Bill,

Its thought provoking to read about your words on quest of true self..