Several years ago, I used to do a little mobile hairdressing. One such hair appointment took me to the lavishly decorated penthouse of a retired doctor. The walls were lined with a magnificent collection of books.
As I was cutting the client’s hair, he said to me: “You see all these books my dear? Well, I worked hard as a doctor, and put off reading all of these wonderful books until my retirement one day, but now I can no longer see.” It was too late, he was blind.
I will never forget his words, emphasizing the importance of doing something we are passionate about as soon as we can. By being overly focused on anything, but the now, we trap valuable life energy from flowing into feeling the joy of any given moment.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Punishing yourself about what you think you should have done in the past, serves no purpose. What will serve you well is realizing whether you’ve learned a lesson from that experience. That is all that matters. Mission accomplished! Fretting about the future suggests you underestimate your power as a creator, and that you don’t see yourself as part of a much greater source, whether you relate to the term Source, God, Divine, or whatever or whoever resonates for you.
Many belief systems draw our attention to trying to live more fully aware in the moment, so that we can savor each second, as opposed to being overly engulfed with worrying about the future. It is pointless to beat ourselves up for what we did not manage to achieve in the past. To quote my down-to-earth husband: “Stop worrying woman, we could all get hit by a meteorite tomorrow, and then what a waste of energy all that fretting would have been!”
It’s important that we become mindful and anchor ourselves in the ‘now’ in order that we bring positivity to what we are creating for our future. We must feed the positive intent of our creation, as opposed to fearful projections.
I know myself that multi-tasking, and a sense of achieving a lot in a short space of time, is temporarily empowering, but it has a price in terms of taking its toll on one’s immune system and sense of well-being. Not to mention, it sure makes time fly!
The moral of this story would be that although the doctor achieved wonderful things for his patients and the medical profession, he didn’t make the time to make self matter when he could. Start living your life right now!
About The Author: Shani is a qualified practitioner in Reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, body spin, and animal telepathy who received psychic development training at the Arthur Findlay College of Psychic Research in England. A published writer, her articles and predictions have appeared in several respected magazines and on psychic websites, and she has read for many celebrities and even heads of state in Africa. Though she was born in London, Shani has traveled the globe and has studied the art of African Mysticism, bringing her unique flavor to those seeking her incredible talents. Get a reading with Shani at PsychicAccess.com.
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