Have you ever felt yourself in the midst of a mind-flurry, and suddenly asked yourself, "What am I doing?" I think that all of us can sometimes (or often times) get caught up in our physical reality of what we think of as "Our Life," and forget to slow down.
I've read The Power of Now and A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. I received so much help from his books, and I wanted to share a bit of it with you.
One of my favorite bits is my understanding of This Moment that we are conscious in. When we live our lives, our only true (and thus most important) experience is what is Now. The current moment of experience is all we ever can possibly experience. The past is what we have already experienced (past Now moments), and the future is what we will experience, but NOW is what we ARE experiencing, and thus is the only reality. This is a little boggling when at first you sort it out.... the past certainly informs our perceptions of things that happen now, but it's PAST. It's done. We are no longer living it, as we should not be. We should always try to find ourselves immersed in the present. The Present is the gift we are given in our existence. The Present is our experience. It is our Joy, Excitement, Happiness, Sadness... all of our feelings are experienced in the present. Of course you can remember past joys, or sadness, but it's only a shadow compared to fresh emotions and feelings.
I believe that one of our duties to the well-being of our souls and psyches is to try to be fully aware of what is happening NOW. Of what our perceptions are NOW. Don't sleep walk through this life of ours, Friends and Family of mine (as you all are to me). It all goes so quickly! Love in the moment! Do new things as often as you can! Stretch yourself as much as you can! Squeeze the marrow out of life... don't let it just fall through your fingers... slurp it up!
I don't mean to tell you that you always have to go somewhere, or do something... what I mean is simply to be aware of each moment and to live that moment fully. Every moment. Don't fiddle your moments away by living too much in the past or future... I believe it was Einstein who said, "I never think about the future, it comes soon enough." So true.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I was last seen in the construction industry, wearing a hard hat and yelling at guys. Just kidding! I never yelled! My guys liked working with me, actually. But I was losing my creative self, which is very important to me. So... I left. I am also most happy when I'm helping to inspire people, either with my crafting posts, showing something amazing about nature, or sharing my latest favorite bookmaking project... I love working with my hands...oh to feel things! I am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge about nature, life, people, my art.... that's what this life is for, I believe.