Today Is The Thing
Some live their life grasping with a focus completely on the past, hoping to find out their identity yet ending up with a hand that contains nothing but regrets about what the past has provided.
Today, this moment is all there is for you and the more you branch out your attention from that, the less opportunity there is for enjoying the here and now. Keeping your focus on the task that you are working on will allow you to enjoy life.
All That You Do
In everything that you are doing, if it is worthwhile, you should be doing it well. I think that we should strive to complete everything that we undertake to the absolute best of our abilities.
Regrets come from thinking what might have been, so the only way I can regret what I am doing is if I could have done it any better. If I spent time looking backward, I would regret moments that I didn’t give all that I had to something.
To me, those situations are few and far between but they do exist. Today I am trying to pay attention to what I am doing so that I won’t be able to regret them later.
In all that I do, I strive to be focused and give my best effort to do it, in the best manner I am capable of.
To Be or not to Be
It can happen when you are young and becomes the excuse for everything going wrong throughout life. There is no need to have a childhood or an adult trauma define everything about your current life.
We all have obstacles or insecurities to deal with so that we can see ourselves and our lives clearly.
Once that trauma drama is overcome, and you see yourself for what you are, a creative, one of a kind, giant capable of doing just about anything, then you will not regret a moment. Each second is driving you toward your best self and what you are capable of.
Who is to say that the bad experience in you life wouldn’t end up being the catalyst for you to spring to greatness. It is only an anchor if you keep yourself tied to it. Never regret your being, I know I don’t and neither should you!
Time to Have it All
I don’t think the number of “things” you possess matters at all. Although things may provide a momentary pleasure, it is just a fleeting moment that passes as quickly as the dusk slips into darkness. Then in order to feel good, you need to have more stuff. Stuff is not going to satisfy your soul or lead you to happiness. Only appreciating the moments of life and what they bring right now can do that.
The love of the people in your life will lead you to happiness, in the giving and receiving of that relationship. Of this substance, I am not sure that you can have too much. Love is the kindness one shows to another when they are feeling down. Love is the acceptance of a person’s idiosyncrasies and to still claim them as your other half.
Love, caring, and kindness are attributes that make life enjoyable and these feelings will last inside of you as long as you focus on them. When the smell of a new car or the shine of the latest technological gadget has long faded, those you love and the feelings of joy will remain with you.
You may be able to trick yourself for a season or two, into thinking that stuff will make you happy, but in the end, the emptiness that is inside you can only be filled by the love of people and it starts by loving yourself
Regrets happen when you combine your thoughts of the past with your perceptions of their outcomes. You should have tried something else. If you only would have gone sooner. I should have known what would happen. All of these regretful thoughts do nothing to change the past they only muddy up the waters of today making tomorrow more difficult to get to. Leave regrets in the past, enjoy today and hope for the best tomorrow possible.
What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
I made mistakes but held on to my faith……….No Regrets, No Regrets!!