by Desiree Leigh, Wake Up to Live
Being in the present moment, without adding meaning to everything, takes you out of the past and out of the future. You are then able to make decisions from WISDOM.
Many friends and clients ask me, "How do I stop the mind-chatter to be in the present?" "That's what's hard." Clean up the mess!! Go to the "source", acknowledge it, and see the distinction between what happened and the story that was formed. The story is the illusion. This creates AWARENESS. From that point you have a CHOICE. You can continue to live within the story and the misery it creates, or you can make a commitment to yourself to let it be and create from NOW.
By doing this, you don't disregard the event that happened to you. I believe this is where most people get confused. The incident really happened! But do you want to continue to have your thoughts and feelings dictate your choices, because that's what will continue to happen when there are unresolved issues that bring up strong emotion?
What this all comes down to is that "you" have to do the WORK! No exceptions. You cannot build a future of freedom, joy, fulfillment, and inner peace with the mess still living within you because at some point in your life it will fester creating dis-ease.
Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh