Posted in In the Know, Self-Nurture

The Present

The only opportunity we have to make a difference in our world is by acknowledging where you are today.  As a therapist I’ve worked with clients for twenty years trying to heal and recapture the time lost due to horrible circumstances and part of that is truly a waste of time.  How long will you hold on to something, weighing you down before you decide to take action?

 Yesterday is old news.  Think about the newspaper, what you read yesterday is lining the trash can today…how is it helping you?  This isn’t a lecture on staying in the present, but holding up a mirror so you take a look and allow you to see if the reflection you see is current…in the moment current.

If what you see is a shadow of an old you then clap your hands, stomp your feet or do whatever it takes to snap you into the present.  Ask yourself what will I do differently today, today being the key word.  If you’re trying to change your eating habits and you blew it don’t dwell on what you didn’t accomplish yesterday, but wipe your slate clean and see what you can accomplish today.

What are you will to practice and what will be your practice?  Do you have a spiritual practice because that’s a great place to begin because it grounds you in your body, the current state of your body.  Take a couple of deep breaths and sit with yourself silently and listen to the sounds your body makes, watching the movements in your abdomen from your breath,  notice the flutter of your eyelids and eye lashes, then go forth as see what you take notice of as your today begins.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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