Live for Today
If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is. – Anonymous
I love my past and my future and understand that they are ever but continuations of the one unbroken chain of life. – “The Science of Mind,” page 246
Our life is unfolding in the present. Yet so often we spend our time worrying about the future or regretting the past. Ernest Holmes teaches us that we are constantly living a new life, and when the old and new do not nicely fit together, the old should be disregarded. He taught that we should stay open at the top because there will always be new revelations of old truths. That doesn’t mean we throw out the good that the past has to offer, but we convert it to greater good.
There is a wonderful Zen story about two monks walking on a trail when they come to a fast-moving river. A young woman is standing there weeping because she is afraid to cross it. The older monk picks her up and carries her across. Hours later the younger monk begins to scold the older monk because he touched a woman, which is forbidden in their order. The older monk replies, ” I put her down hours ago but you are still carrying her.”
Think about the times you may have carried an incident from the past into the present. When we do, we create our own prison and see ourselves as victims rather than the powerful beings we are. What issue are you carrying that needs to be left by the river?
Affirmation: Today I focus my life as it is unfolding. I release all thoughts of guilt and shame from my past. I know my life is unfolding in divine perfection.
– Science of Mind Magazine – Daily Guide, August 2017, page 36
How interesting it is that when I FINALLY STOP and MAKE TIME from the day to day grind in the hamster wheel that I have been finding myself “stuck” in for many months now that starting out the new month (trying not to dwell on how much of the summer has already passed and all I have done is work and when not working worrying about the work I still need to do and get done and the financial stress of the seemingly never ending financial stress as I dwell on the smaller paycheck because I am not working (work two jobs, one full time and one part time) and all the other thoughts tied to these and that endless mental spiral down….) that this is the topic that starts this month. I have been for quite some time wanting to make daily entries from the Science of Mind magazine Daily Guides to be an aid to help me F O C U S more and having and living a better life and free myself more and more from this hamster wheel life, just going through the day to day routine and motions and always ending the day feeling more sad and frustrated that nothing good or better happened in my life and feel no closer to what my heart desires and hungers so much for. I have lost count on how many times I have bought the magazine for the intent on doing this and it never gets taken out of the bag once I get home, or do take it out of the bag an put it in my laptop case but there it sits forgotten about until weeks later and the month has passed. Yeah, I beat myself up over this (along with and about many other things) which I know I should not do…but do anyway, one of many things I need to work on myself on.
So let the new journey begin……