GREAT Morning Everybody!
Here are your 3 golden nuggets for the week:
- “We must let go of who we were to become who we are.” – Unknown
Many of us have a tendency to self-identify with decisions we made in the past. However, you are not your past. If one shows up late to a meeting, one might label himself as habitually late or not dependable. If one lost a client or bombed an exam, one might label herself as a failure or a disappointment. Understand that the self-limiting boxes we put ourselves in are isolating and imaginary. I have a history of being introverted and skipping out on networking events, but that doesn’t mean that I have to identify as an introvert for the rest of my life. The present moment identifies us – not our past decisions, but our next decision.
- “Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now. And if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” –The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
The present moment is all you will ever have. There is never a time when your life is not “in the moment.” Therefore, the past and the future are illusions. They are not real. Imagine the world with no human beings, only nature. If you were to ask a tree what time it was, it would likely respond, “the time is now.” Notice how often your mind is in the past or the future. Rather than dwelling in the past or wandering in the future, use your time to remain radically present! Let past events serve as lessons to assist you in being your best self, now. Set goals in the future, and leverage the now to work towards them! Many spend their whole lives waiting to start living. As soon as we learn to honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease.
- “Emotions are the body’s reaction to thoughts.” – The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
Emotions are reactions of the body to the mind. Bring to mind the last time you felt happy, joyful or excited. What caused these positive emotions? More likely than not, positive thoughts did! Conversely, the emotions of anger, anxiety, and frustration are rooted in negative thinking. Simply put, positive thoughts=positive emotions and negative thoughts=negative emotions. What’s more, the quality of our thoughts is directly correlated to the health of our bodies! Keep in mind; you are the witnesser of your thoughts. The key is to allow thoughts to enter your awareness and simply notice them instead of becoming consumed by them. Let that sink in…