No matter how old we are negative fragments from our childhood seem to travel along with us. Most of the time we pay them no mind, or don’t even realize they are hitching a ride with us. Then one day something happens in our lives and a chain reaction takes place and those little fragments come alive and blow up in our face. And it will happen again and again until we decide to eradicate the little monsters and set ourselves free.

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” 

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

~ Buddha

Make today the day that the past ends and the present begins. show compassion to yourself and suffer no more. Facing those who have hurt you rarely works because egos get in the way and conversation becomes a ping-pong ball match where there are no winners.

In the end, the only true way to do way with past fragments is to open a door in your mind and let them out. And leave they will, when the decision to live only “Now” is finally made. Once all the fragments are out, the next thing to do …  learn to Forget.

“If you live in the past you get what the past gives you–bad experiences.”  ~ Cesar Millan

Always Stay Present

Veering away from the present–the actual NOW of your life can confuse you and bring much sorrow.

“To help you be more present in your life today, stop what you are doing once an hour and ask yourself ‘Where are my feet?’ ” 

~ Robert Holden

It’s good to check once in a while and make sure you are not drifting away, but staying where you need to be.

“Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

It’s so true, sometimes the present moment is not a pleasant place to be, but then again, it’s the only place you can be. Your past is gone and your future hasn’t arrived yet, so baby, you’re stuck with NOW.

“Wisdom is the power of maximizing the enjoyment of the present moment.” ~ Robert Holden

It’s wonderful when we finally realize that we are alive! Let’s embrace it all!

“Sometimes in life we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to enjoy the journey.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Don’t ever put off living until you complete this or that because the day you penciled in to live may never come. Enjoy the ride–bumps and all as you travel along this thing called YOUR LIFE.

Your Now

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they realize that they have been around for a very long time and have a huge past that can sometimes haunt them, and a lot shorter future that can frighten them. Then there is that present time, you know, the “now” of our lives that we just seem to have trouble living in. Maybe that’s because we like to torture ourselves over and over about our past mistakes, and are just afraid of the unknown future. Whatever it is, it can suck the life out of us, and it serves no purpose when it places negative energy on our journey.

The past of your life is just that, and there is nothing you can do to change one little horrible thing that you did, or was done to you. Take responsibility for the bad you did; forgive those that hurt you. Use your past as a teaching tool to become the who you are supposed to be, and then let it go and move on. The anguish you feel comes from the ego, but we all know that’s because the ego has nothing better to do.

The future is an unknown and when you are young, you just can’t wait to get there, and when you are more mature, it can scare the hell out of you. But it is just the unknown, something that may or may not become your now, so it’s pointless to worry about something that isn’t even here. Your life is constantly in motion and changing. You don’t have a crystal ball and therefore have no idea what is going to happen in the next moment, let alone the next decade, until it arrives in the now.

All you ever have is right now. Realize that no matter how awful your past is it all had to happen to move you along on your journey, and bring you to the point you are today, and it will continue that way. Don’t let your past and fear of the future steal away your now. Just let it go and be present in your life enjoying every moment you are alive. Remember, suffering is not a requirement for a good life, but happiness always is.

 Embrace Your Now.

“You cannot find yourself in the past or future. The only place where you can find yourself is in the Now.” ~ Eckhart Tolle