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I seek to learn more about happiness and fulfillment all time, and to share about happiness and fulfillment with my clients and cohorts.  One of the most profound ideas I ever learned was long ago, from reading a book by psychologist Dr. Wayne Dyer, Your Erroneous Zones.  The idea is that you can not live at any moment other than the Present.  Wayne weaves this principle through a chapter of Your Erroneous Zones, in the guise of Chapter 5:  The Useless Emotions: Guilt and Worry.

Wayne explains that guilt is for what we may have messed up in the Past, and worry is for what we may mess up or encounter in the Future.  But back to this now-living thing.  After reading this chapter, I began to observe my immediate environment more.  I started being more aware of my Present, practicing really being present to my Present.  I have enjoyed life more ever since, because I began paying attention to my Now Life, rather than letting my thoughts run through, for example, my day at the office, while I was driving.

Wayne writes:

You see examples of guilt and worry everywhere, in virtually everyone you meet.  The world is populated with folks who are either feeling horrible about something that they shouldn’t have done or dismayed about things that might or might not happen.  You are probably no exception.  If you have large worry and guilt zones, they must be exterminated, spray-cleaned and sterilized forever.  Wash out those little “w” and “g” bugs that infest so many sectors of your life.

Guilt and worry are perhaps the most common forms of distress in our culture.  With guilt you focus on a past event, feel dejected or angry about something that you did or said, and use up your present moments being occupied with feelings over the past behavior.  With worry, you use up those valuable nows, obsessing about a future event.  Whether you’re looking backward or forward, the result is the same.  You’re throwing away the present moment.

Play around with this notion a little each day.  Practice bringing yourself back to the here and now, when your thoughts wander too much into the past and the future.  Especially if you are in guilt or worry.  And let me know what you experience.  And that will be you, ever more HHLL!

Then that will be you, ever more Healthy, Happy, and Loving Lifesm!

In my daily series this month, I hope to strongly convince you that positive living is the way to be, and that it results in greater health and happiness and joy.  Plus, it’s more fun to live this way!  And that would be me and you, shaping our lives anew, ever more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!

Kebba Buckley Button is a stress solutions expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life.  She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within:  Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine.  The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office.   To email us, kebba@kebba.com .

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