7 min

10 Steps For A Better Life - Step 1

7 Min
Life Coaching
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Ian Tucker
Author, Meditation & Reiki Teacher
10 Steps for a Better Life - Step 1 - Live just for today. Your past is now your story, nothing more. It has gone forever. Regret is a total waste of your time, see what came to test you as an opportunity to grow, and when you do look back be kind to yourself and focus on cherished memories. But what of the future? Well, 99.9% of anything that you and I have ever worried about has never happened - In fact worry is like praying for things you don't want. This track is part of a 10 step series. Image by Jack Carter @Unsplash.
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Live in the Moment
Even though the past is forever gone and the future hasn’t happened yet, we tend to bounce between these two points in time like a pin ball in a pin ball machine. Being bounced from one moment in time to another causes much suffering. Stuck in the past, we can easily get wrapped up in the stories of could have, would have, should have. Stuck in the future, we can easily get wrapped up in the stories of what if. This moment right here, right now is the only moment that is real. To help us to be in this moment of power, we can intentionally take a pause throughout our day to notice sounds in our environment, connect with the breath, feel touch points in the body with the environment, look at the sky and notice sensations in the body. Live in the moment. It is the only moment we truly have to love, learn and grow. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
Ten Steps
I felt calmer and more now focused with a little bit about thinking of the future.
I felt at peace and more prepared to start the day
Reminding myself to stay in the present moment will help reduce my anxiety about the future because most of my future worries will never happen.