Life moves at a million miles an hour and so many times I feel engulfed by its pace and overwhelmed by the many things I have to balance on a daily basis. It feels like several days attack me all at once but I have to learn to step back and change the pace of that onslaught.
There are always two days in every week that I should learn to ignore – yesterday and tomorrow. They always weigh heavily on me and distract me from today. I focus too much on what I didn’t accomplish yesterday and think forward too often about what is waiting for me tomorrow and I forget to live in the present.
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I need to embrace each day as an opportunity to live life to the fullest and accept whatever challenges may face me on that one day. There is no sense in worrying about what tomorrow will bring because I will never be able to truly know that. And there is no point in reliving yesterday because it is over. I cannot change the past. It will reflect itself in my present, sure, but I can choose how much power I give to that reflection.
I need to lay yesterday to rest and not consume myself with thoughts of tomorrow. My favorite saying (and my email address in short form) is Carpe Diem – Seize the Day. Life happens and there is nothing I can do to stop the moving freight train of time. I can only choose how I ride that train. I can look out behind me and see where I’ve been, I can look ahead and ponder where I am headed or I can embrace the vibrations of life flowing through the train and live in the moment. The choice is mine.
Today, I am making the conscious choice to forget all of the things I didn’t accomplish yesterday. I cannot go back and do anything differently. Today, I am making a concerted effort not to think about tomorrow and what lies ahead. Today, I am going to live only for today. Carpe Diem!