Updated: Sep 21, 2020
It’s easy to get caught up in negativity in our lives. Some of us may live in daily pain or are dealing directly with loss or uncertainty of our financial situations. Sometimes it may feel like the world is crushing in on us or that we can’t take anything else, but this is not the truth.
We have to choose to be present to live a happy life. Our minds magnify whatever we focus on and will manifest this back into our lives. In essence, if we forecast rain, we cannot enjoy the sunshine because of the storm we know is coming. If we do not live each and every moment, and give into the traffic scenario, the despair of our pain, or the fear of the future then we will propagate more of the same and begin to spiral.
The thing about freedom is we have a choice on how we want to spend our energy. The first thoughts that come to mind may not be the healthiest, but it’s our choice to indulge them further or to reject that this is all our life means and look for beauty in our day. The ability to be present is the gift that allows this privilege. Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.