It has been said that guilt is not being in the present moment because of something that happened in the past and that worry is not being in the present moment because of something that may or may not happen in the future. Right now is the only gift of time that you have…maybe that’s why they call it the present. So many of us spend useless time regurgitating past events over and over and over again. We regret something that we did or something that we didn’t do. We feel bad about something that we said or something that we wished we had said.
Living with these past memories are harmful to you. Don’t spend your precious life currency on something that has happened already. If you need to make amends to someone, be courageous and do what you need to do. It’s simple but not easy yet courage is a value worth cultivating. Decide to have closure with your past. It’s over and done with. Give up hope for a better past. Teach yourself to be in the present moment, right here, right now. It’s truly all you have.
Guided Imagery Imagine, sense and perceive in a way that is perfect for you…You are sitting in a motor boat that is zooming along in the ocean. Even though the waves are rising and falling, you feel strong and stable. The wind is blowing your hair and you are appreciating the movement forward.
You look behind you and see the wake of the water that your boat leaves behind it as it travels forward. You realize that the past is just the wake that is behind you. Your past doesn’t drive the boat, you do. You are always supported in this vessel you are traveling in. All you have to do is put your hands on the steering wheel. You smile as you remember all the times you feared the past was what was propelling you forward.
As the ship nears the shore, you understand and trust that you are moving towards a new vision and experience of yourself. The boat slows and finally docks. As you step onto the shore, you inhale deeply and breathe in trust for the next leg of your journey.
~Every experience is fertile ground for transformation and awakening. Alan Cohen~