Being present…

Let’s see.  Panic attack last week, thought I was having a heart attack.  I am okay, just letting you know.  I had a few things on my plate you see.  Removal of entire contaminated insulation due to those things I spoke of before.  Message from someone I am not friends with telling me news I didn’t want to hear nor want to be involved in.  Message from someone with horrible news after hearing about other horrible news (two deaths in one week).  Bills for said removal of contamination.  Entire house clean-up.  Girls going to sleep away camp for the first time (a week).  Planned room re-do of my youngest daughter’s room.  Cleaning every inch of the room because they used her window to put the hose in to suck said insulation out (good thing we were cleaning her whole room after that anyway).  And my chest got tighter and tighter with each thing.  I didn’t know what was happening exactly.

Sometimes, life can spiral out of control through no fault of your own.  My reaction to it, it what I could have controlled.  I did not choose to listen to myself for some reason.  I know better than this, I really do.   I let my mind wander to what-ifs.  I realized I needed to ground myself in the present moment again.  It is easier said than done.  I read my spiritual books beside my bed.  I felt better.  I did not let my mind go to that place.  When I felt it going there, I acknowledged the thought, and then re-directed.  From yoga, I knew how to do this and take deep breaths.

So I am getting ready to read this book and I wanted to share it with you in case you are here also, ha.  I am also going on a vacation soon, and will probably post a few pictures when I get back.  Here are a few quotes to help you remember this:

Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.   ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own. – Matthew 6:24, The Bible

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha

it is as it is




5 thoughts on “Being present…

  1. “Sometimes you’ll laugh
    Sometimes you’ll cry
    Life never tells us
    The when’s or why’s
    When you’ve got friends to wish you well
    You’ll find a point when
    You will exhale”


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