Grandma used to say: be careful what you love, and who you love. She was talking to the young foolish girl that could not see past the moment. She knew that my trusting spirit could be a dangerous thing to own in a compromising situation. She wanted me to trust, just not everybody.
Loving when we are to young sometimes saddles us with a human being we don’t want to eat breakfast with anymore she would say, I used to tell your mother to be careful about being so boy crazy, she was always looking for that new feeling and never learned how to care. She married several times, was with several others, and was never satisfied.
Living in the present is important she would say, as long as you carefully think about what and how now affects the future. It you do something today how will it affect tomorrow?
Being Mindfully Present: Living is the moment is important, right now this very moment is time you will never get back. When we focus on now we are living now, when we focus on the past we are living there, when we focus on the future we may never live at all. Where we focus is where we live, moment by moment, as our focus changes so does how and where we live mentally.
When you are trying to be mindful and live in the present you may still notice that thoughts pop into your mind. It is normal. Being mindful trains your brain to live in the moment, look at an observe, all your thoughts and feelings without focusing on them or judging them.
Stuff of this world will bring you moments of Gratifiation, but not happiness.
Focusing of the present: Being here, Now. Not wishing you are somewhere else, with someone else.
Delaying Judgement: Listening until the end, even when it is boring.
Be Grateful: for the good things that have happened in your life, even if you had to wallow in the mud to get to them. I have had some awful event happen in my life that created good.
Live Mindful: of your needs and the needs of others, breathe. Increase your gratefulness, compassion, and willingness to help others. Being mindful has actually provenn that people may not always need medications to heal, perhaps helping someone else you would learn to:
React less to stress
Be a more flexible thinker
Be better able to handle life and its challenges
Develop more problem solving skills
Wipe out negative thoughts
Appreciate People in your everyday life.
Have better sleep
Lower symptoms of Anxiety
Reduce blood pressure
Improve Symtoms of depression or pain.
As you practice living in the moment you are training your brain and your body to react differently than it has in the past. You are using more of your brain to host attention, positive thinking and happiness.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
A Joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
O can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32