If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today.
Are you living here and now?
Or there and then?
And there and then can seem very important. To examine the events of the past.
One of the challenges though that arises from existing in “there and then” is that you become out of sync with your body. Yoru body is always “here and now”.
The ultimate goal is to have the body and mind working together in harmony, to be anchored in the present momet.
This is the goal of mindfulness practice.
By being in the present moment, we can tap into our feelings, emotions, our intentions. We are truly here.
And the word itself “here” is very powerful.
It can be used as a label.
It is a reminder to be here, here with this experience, here with what is happening now.
And we can ask ourselves:
What is here?
And by concentrating on this question, we arrive back in the present.
How is it for you to be here?
What are you aware of?
By being anchored in the present moment (here), being open and willing to experience what is happening, it is a profoundly respectful thing to do – for ourselves and for others.
It’s an expression of respect, of valuing yourself.
Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
~Cherokee Indian Proverb