When asked to name the one person absent from her life that she missed the most, she responded, "The person I hoped I'd be by this point in my life."
quit running from yourself.
Sometimes it can feel like you’re on a sidewalk… in a crowded hallway… next to train tracks… watching yourself go by, right before your eyes.
Here’s the thing though. There’s no productivity in seeing yourself that way. You’re never going to catch that train. That train holds you… but it’s the future you. You can’t stop it. Instead be in that car.
You can do that by being here now.
Yes. just be here now…
Then you’ll always be with yourself… whether you’re in that train or not. You’ll maintain your faith in yourself, because what’s present. what’s now can be certain. It’s the future that is open for question.
In this moment, what can you feel… what can you see… what can you taste?
what can you appreciate at this exact moment?
my bed and comforter are providing me warmth and a feeling of security unparalleled. my dog is sitting to my left. her body brushed up against mine.
Trying to stay in the moment is incredibly hard… but I’m working on it… through mindfulness exercises, dbt, going through the bikram poses, and such… going on walks without my iPod or my Sony music player (yes, I have two… they’re both older so the batteries drain after a few days… so I always have a spare for when I run out of juice on the other) and just taking in what’s around me.
it’s just a matter of figuring out what works for you. stretching, pilates, walks… whatever can allow you to be here now. quit running from yourself.