Monday, February 2, 2009

I am grateful.

Focus on what you like about your life. Think about what you would like increased in your life. Don't focus on the negativity of the past or on what you don't have. Think of what you enjoy and what you desire.

Be thankful for what you have now, even though you may feel like you don't have enough love, money, time, etc. Be grateful for what you do have and see yourself as having more. If you want more love, be more loving. If you want more time, be more relaxed and enjoy the time you have. If you want more money, enjoy the money you have and always trust that you will have more than enough to meet your needs.

The past can be a source of entertainment. It can also show us certain recurrent patterns in ourselves. The important thing to focus on is "what am I doing with my life NOW? How can this knowledge of the past (whether past lives or childhood) help me be a better person and live a happier and more fulfilled life NOW?"

from "Be Here Now!"
by Marie T. Russell

7 comments:

Bob said...

"Want the things you have, don't have the things you want"--

That's my motto.

David Dust said...

I need to remember this because I am so guilty of always complaining about what is WRONG with my life - not what's right. Thanks for posting.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Berry Blog said...

but I love to complain...it's my life!
Interesting book title. I still have my copy by Baba Ram Das ( Richard Alpert) of "Be Here Now Be Here" and I notice he still sells it at $7.77

Never hurts to get back to basics does it?

doggybloggy said...

thank you so much for reminding me, I am so much a big proponent of this concept it verges on ridiculous to most people...

Jeff said...

Thanks. I needed that! :)

Joy said...

I needed it, too, and have been working on my attitude.

Mark in DE said...

Good advice!