It’s darkest before the dawn, and It’s light before the darkness of the night. Our inhale comes before our exhale. Our exhale comes before our inhale. We live in the ebb and flow of life, continually repeating. And yet, when it comes to tough times, we tend to forget about the natural flow of life. If we remembered, we would always live in a state of non attachment to the darkness, with a knowing that times will get better. And just as the darkest time of the day is just before dawn. Sometimes before everything gets really good everything can get really really bad. This is however just a natural rhythm of life.
Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes. – Thich Nhat Hanh
When you mindfully move through out your day, you live with awareness. Aware of how you move and breathe. Aware, as if it’s your first day on earth. Become in awe of how it feels to walk, to wash your hands, to smile, to laugh. Amazed at the brilliant blue sky, the flowering weed, the trees, the cars, the sounds. Everything is brilliant! And every time you can bring yourself to this place of awareness. You realize how easy it is to recognize happiness in what you use to believe to be the ordinary. There is no drama playing in your head, because your busy looking at the present, consistently, with new awareness.
Living in the past or present robs us of our time. We should bless the past with faith that the past is success, somehow working for our favor, with lessons and growth.
Then forget about it – It can not be changed.
Bless the future with a knowing that the world is somehow conspiring for your benefit – Believe.
Then forget about it.
Let it all go! Live in the flow and fully in the now, and get ready – expect to receive. Now is the accepted time, Now is the time to act in the present. Here is where you find happiness. Here is where you find peace.
So,…just a thought… maybe every time you wash your hands, let it be a reminder to come into the present. Notice the action of turning the water on and putting soap into your hand. Feel the water whether it’s warm or cold. Feel your hands rubbing together as the soap bubbles become larger and larger, allowing the velvety softness to caresses your hands. Feel it, and embrace it, from every perspective. Allow yourself to mindfully begin living in the present.