The world around you may be shaken up and things go different than you’d expected. It’s very easy to start worrying. We usually tend to worry about the things that are important to us, like family and work. We know that worrying doesn’t help us anything and doesn’t change the situation for good. The most it can do, is taking away our peace.
It’s easier said than done to just stop worrying, but I’ve found one key that is very helpful. Completely focus on this moment. Wherever you are right now, be fully there. That is why meditation is so powerful. You focus on your breathing, every breath in and every breath out. Your breath is always in the present moment, in the now. Usually there are no problems in the now.
When you are trying to focus on this moment and still thoughts of future situations come up, try to see them as clouds passing by. Just acknowledge the thought, but don’t go with its stream of more thoughts and get sucked up by them, leaving you in a state of restlessness and worry. And when you notice you’ve followed your thoughts about the future again, just mentally step back into this moment. Come back to Here and Now.
This moment is all you have. You don’t know what will happen in the future, even if you think you do. You might not like this moment or situation and you might do something about it if you can, though don’t waste this moment by thoughts about the future. If you can’t change the situation, try to think about all the things you are thankful for in this moment. The sun came up again this morning, you are still here, you are full of potential to make this a wonderful day filled with beautiful moments.
Be fully present in this moment. Here and Now is all you have and it can be a beautiful experience if you let it be.