Be happy in the present. This is the best little piece of advice I can offer you. Is it easy? No. Is it possible? You bet.
We can only manifest and create our lives from this present moment in time. I think most of us are aware of this, yet so many live in the past, unwilling to forgive, or in the future, afraid of what is around the corner.
If you are beginning to think about a New Year’s resolution why not start by forgiving everyone for everything they have ever done to you, and start off by forgiving yourself for anything you may regret having done.
Be Happy in the Present / Choose Forgiveness
Whenever we refuse to forgive either ourselves or others we are living in the past, and this living in the past is precisely what keeps us from manifesting our future. Haven’t we all done things that we wish we had not? Maybe it was something mean or just stupid. It is always time to move forward.
We all have a clean slate, not only every new year, but every day, to create our lives. We must begin by getting ourselves out of the past and out of the future. Forgiving our parents, children, bosses, spouses, our government, the economy, ourselves, etc. is a wonderful way to get our lives on track again.
How about it? Can we all add forgiveness to our list of resolutions this year? Believe me, it really feels good!!! This is one of the happiness keys that I regularly address.
Be Happy in the Present / Asking the Right Questions
How are you feeling about your future as this year comes to an end? Does the constant negative barrage of the news media or even your friends leave you frightened, stressed, insecure of what may be around the corner? Does this fear of money, your health, your relationships, terrorism, etc. affect your well being in the present moment?
NOW, yes right NOW, is the perfect time for us all to take control of our thoughts, emotions, words, and actions and begin loving our life experience and manifesting our dreams.
Be Happy in the Present / Are You Ready to Receive the Answers?
Whenever the student asks, the teachers always arrive. I had yet another wonderful example of how this works just yesterday. I began writing this piece last week, chose the subject matter of “being in the now” and wrote a couple of paragraphs with the idea of completing it later in the week. The day I began writing this piece my wife Julie was visiting a friend who handed her a movie DVD he thought she and I might enjoy together.
That evening, Julie and I totally enjoyed watching “Peaceful Warrior” starring Nick Nolte. What was the topic of the movie? That’s right, you guessed correctly. It was all about being happy in the present moment in order to live one’s life to the fullest! Was it just coincidence that this movie came to me at precisely the time I am writing on the same subject, of course not? It was just the information I was silently asking for to complete this writing.
Be Happy in the Present / The Power of Now
Here is what I would like to share for now. We all have our very unique picture of the life we desire, and this life will be created by our actions, our thoughts, our emotions, our words, our self-love, and the balancing of our male and female energies.
Our life is intended to be all about free will, self-determination, and free choice. When we are in a place of fear, jealousy, anger, helplessness, or revenge it is practically impossible to create a joyous life experience.
As human beings we have control of the present moment, and how we use it to think, feel, and act. Author Eckhart Tolle in his recent book states that in every moment of our lives we must be in a place of enthusiasm, appreciation, or acceptance. Once here, the power to create with free will exists. One of the biggest factors keeping us away from the present and in the past or future is lack of faith.
Faith is simply believing in something we cannot prove. We cannot prove today what our future will bring, but we can have faith that all we desire is on the way. Faith cannot co-exist with fear and lack of forgiveness.
Be Happy in the Present / Responding to Your Wake Up Call
As this year comes to an end, many of us are getting a wonderful new life test as our economic crisis may be causing a great deal of personal upset. We are learning that joy, happiness, and inner growth must replace the negative emotional dominance of materialism and world violence. Eliminating fear and appreciating our life’s journey begins with being in the present with self-love, and this can be learned and practiced.
Our wake-up call has arrived!!! There are no victims, and it is all about self-responsibility. Ask your questions, learn to love the present moment, have faith, and the teachers and answers will come streaming to you. Please pass this on.