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Spirituality For The Day: Grab A Rainbow

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Spirituality For Today: Yoda

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Living Life Well: Live For Today!

Gems for living a life of wellness. Lessons I have learned, or am learning, during this crazy journey through life.

Everyday we wake up is a fresh start, and we can make of it what we want, write on that blank canvas.  So, whatever the past was, let it go.  Don’t live in the past!

There is nothing you can do to change anything that has gone on before and so you must turn your attention to the here and now.  I know that it is hard to resist the allure of dwelling on what has gone before.  But if you want to be happy and successful at life, you have to turn your attention to what is happening for you right now. past1 You might be tempted to dwell on the past because it was awful or because it was wonderful.  Either way, you have to leave it behind because the only way to live is in the present.

If you’re revisiting the past because of regrets, then you need to be clear that you can’t go back and undo what you’ve done.  If you hang on to guilt, you’re only damaging yourself.  We’ve all made bad decisions that have adversely affected people around us that we professed to love but whom we treated disgracefully.  There isn’t a damn thing you can do to wipe the slate clean.

If you can, try to see the past as a room separate from the one you live in now.  You can go in there but you don’t live there anymore.  You can go visit, but it isn’t home any more.  past on justruminating men's blogHome is here and now.  Don’t miss what is happening now because you were too busy looking back, or later you’ll be busy looking back at this time and wondering why you wasted it.

Carpe Diem!

Living Life Well: Change What You Can

Gems for living a life of wellness. Lessons I have learned, or am learning, during this crazy journey through life.

If time is short, and it is, it makes sense to not go wasting any of it, not a precious drop!  So the idea here is pay attention to what, in your life, you have some control over, and let go of the rest!

Beating yourself up over things that you cannot control is counterproductive and such a waste of time.  I’m not saying you should stop caring about things or to walk away from those in need.  In fact quite the opposite in many ways, but there are areas in which you can make a personal difference and other areas where you’ll never even make a dent.

If you waste time struggling to change stuff that is obviously never going to be changed, then life will whizz past and you’ll miss it.  controlIf, on the other hand, you dedicate yourself personally to thing you can change, areas where you can make a difference, then life becomes richer and more fulfilled.  And the more rich it is, curiously, the more time you seem to have.

So, don’t waste time preaching to those who won’t listen.  Don’t continue to be concerned over the new President; it’s not going to change.  We don’t have to waste effort or energy or resources on things over which we have no control and no certainty of any success.  By changing ourselves, though, we can be assured of a result.

Spirituality For The Day: A Thought

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