© 2015 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved.
Whatever your belief system, I stand for your right to have Upbeat Living. I stand for your greatest health, fulfillment, happiness and success. The concept of Upbeat Living is doing what you can to support yourself in living your best possible life, starting now. And one element of that best possible life is understanding that you can only live in the one moment—the NOW moment.
Go ahead—try to live yesterday. I’ll wait.
Over it? Great! Or are you? How many times this week have you thought of a terrible thing that was done to you in a past job? How often do you think of past relationships and wish someone had treated you differently, or that you had treated someone differently? Today alone, what mistakes have you made in your job performance, that you thought of today and winced over? How many times this month have you thought of not having the childhood you wanted or the parents you wanted? All these things are actually living in the past. When you keep playing the mental videos from the past, you do two things that limit you: (1) you rehearse and relive the past, thus reinforcing your sense of wrong and unworth, and (2) you keep yourself from living in your NOW moment, thus moving on. Make sense?
Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives. One thing is certain, you cannot live it until it does appear.
~ Wayne Dyer
Especially if you need a new direction, how will you choose that and move into it, if you are stuck in the past and not even actively living your present? You must let go of the past! Resolve to practice catching yourself when you go there, then gently turning your attention back to the present, with an eye to the future you are creating.
If you are a person of faith, practice turning your attention back to the future you are co-creating with the Divine. Consider this line from the Apostle Paul:
…One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.
~ Phil 3:13 (NIV)
Practice forgiving, blessing and releasing, and even finding gifts in the lessons of the past. Try praying for those who have wronged you, wishing them all the best—and God knows what the best is. And practice letting go, so you can get into your NOW. God has plans for you! Will you be there to participate in those plans? Or will you be stuck in your past?
Step toward your future now, by pulling yourself into your NOW moment, and truly living there. Get past your past. Are you in?
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- Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert. She also has a natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), plus the 2013 book, Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core, Second Edition(http://tinyurl.com/mqg3uvc ). Her newest book is Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office. Just email SacredMeditation@kebba.com.
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