As many of you know, when I was 11 years old, I was diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis, spent 3 months in a coma, and lost all my eyesight and much of my hearing. I was in pain. The present felt powerless and was not a fun place to be.
Perhaps you are in a life circumstance right now where hope for a brighter future is something you are trying to cling to, while power in the present is elusive and difficult to perceive. Why is that? When we are faced with adversity why can’t all of us automatically be the optimistic glass half full person whose hope for the future is accompanied by an ability to harness the power of the present?
There are potentially too many factors involved to talk about in this short blog and each of us has our own unique journey. In my experience it has very much to do with learning to focus on the process of living your life to the fullest and best of your ability. You must decide what living your life to the fullest means, and by focusing on little steps and then bigger steps in the process you will automatically begin to harness the power of the present.
This helps keep your focus away from yourself and your problems. It helps keep you from getting stuck in your own head, a dangerous place to be. Regret and self-pity are two of the biggest factors that keep us from harnessing the power of the present.
Friends, each and every day we have a choice to make as to what kind of day we want to have. It is very important to hope and plan for the future, but the process of experiencing joy and happiness is more in the moment. Your hope in a brighter future grows because of the work and steps you take today. It’s in the power of the process you put in motion each and every moment of the present that makes all the difference. It’s not always going to be easy, but when you can learn to harness the power of the present, only the best is yet to come!!