Early last year I blogged briefly about the book, The Power of Now. Well, this past weekend I reread the first few chapters to remind myself of the importance of staying in the present moment at all times.
Many of us live our lives in the past or in the future. I'm sure you've heard someone say, "I remember the good ole days..." and proceed to tell a story of how life was so good back in the day. What about now? You could create a good day right now instead of always thinking how things were so good back then!
Then there are some of us who live for the future: "One day I'll do this...When I have the money I'll do this...I'll be happy when..."
For many people, the future also brings a little anxiety: "What if..."
While all this is going on, the present moment just comes and goes.
I used to wonder why I didn't have much of a memory for certain events and details about my life. What I've come to realize is that I was one of those people who never lived in the present moment. I was always thinking about what happened in the past and fearing the future. My mind was always thinking - replaying broken records full of bad songs. I would often forget my conversations with people because I was always thinking about something while they were talking to me.
If you find yourself in a situation where you can't seem to save any money or you're not attracting money as fast as you would like, perhaps you too are playing old reruns in your head without you being fully aware of it. I know I used to always hear, "Next time when we have money" from my mother when I was growing up. Our beliefs about money have deep roots in the beliefs our parents or caregivers had. Those beliefs become part of our mindset and become our way of life.
However, if you stay in the present moment and only think about all the abundance you have before you - right at this very moment - your brain will create a new memory of only good things like prosperity and wealth. That sets the tone for what the future will bring to you.
One affirmation I used to say to myself over and over was, "I have everything I need at this very moment. God provides for me every second of every day." This affirmation helped me stay in the present moment and just enjoy what was going on right in front of me. I became grateful for all the abundance that was placed before me at that very moment. When you truly believe that The Universe provides for you every second of every day, there is no worrying about money!
If weight loss is one area you'd like to work on, I recommend reading this post about how The Power of Now has affected this blogger and how it has changed her thoughts and behavior on losing weight.
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