Wednesday, September 15, 2010

deep thoughts

Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy Morgan
Actually... not deep but just something to think about. My bootcamp instructor, who really doubles as a life coach, mentioned something to me this morning that really hit home. I think she noticed that I was going through the motions but wasn't really 'there.' She mentioned that the present is all we have. We don't have the past or the future. It hit home immediately.
The past is something we often think about but no one really remembers. The memories start to fade, you warp the other memories to fit what you want to remember... and mostly we look to the past to think about things we regret, fear, or worry about.
The future is something we don't have, yet we think about it all the time. We anticipate what's to come but there's no assurity it ever will.
This might mean nothing to you but it hit home for me. I don't live in the present. I'm constantly in the past or future. Even driving home from bootcamp, after Lyn told me this, I was thinking not about the cool breeze coming through the car or the song I was enjoying on the radio - I was thinking about how I was going to get everything done today that I needed to do.
Bottom line.
 Be present.
It's all we've got.


10 comments:

stylebyrachael said...

It is so much harder to do in practice. This should be my fall goal.

Leslie said...

Great Reminder!

~KS said...

And now I need a life coach....

Excellent advice.

Holly said...

thanks for the reminder.

btw, you gave me goosebumps.

Accidental Syrup said...

very well said, MJ... now if you could just send me a weekly reminder =)

bananas. said...

i totally agree!!!

but you know, it's hard for an impatient person like me. i'm always go go go and i really need not to be.

Shibby said...

This is something I like to live by yet I do find myself going back to the past and into the future, I drift there without even realising.

Wonderful post :)

drollgirl said...

dude. this is so true. shit. i am forever thinking of the past and planning (or planning to avoid) things for the future. shit! must stop doing that!

Collins said...

good post. i knew there was a reason i lived with lyn. ;)

Poppy said...

WOW. Thats something everyone knows but the way you wrote it made me think...I really need to practice living in the present because I'm never in it.