Hi...I was wondering what kind of day you'd been having? Good or bad, boring or exciting, happy or sad, engaged or indifferent? What's going on with you? Have you any idea?
We often fall out of bed in the morning in a stupor, snuffle our way into the shower, spray deodorant in the vague direction of our armpits and all over the cat, wave at our eyelashes with mascara, and then drift off to work in a fog of indifference.
Yet take away the job we dread, or give us a good dose of the flu that makes us remember a) to clean the loo more often and b) that feeling well enough to go to work is actually a good thing, and life takes on a different complexion. Until we get jaded again and forget all the positive stuff.
You've probably heard the term 'living mindfully' and are aware that it suggests that you take conscious control of your life, but I would add in another - perhaps simpler - term. Living outwardly.
Many people live their lives wrapped up in their own thoughts, allowing those thoughts to bounce around randomly and not always bring about the most positive mental attitude available. Give a person something new and they'll extrapolate that out to include all the things that could go wrong and terrify themselves thirty seconds after the initial contact with the newness.
Yet if you live outward, taking notice more of the information entering through your eyes and ears you will often find opportunities where you least expected them. In discovering those opportunities in real time you will also be more ready to take advantage of them. You will also stop living only in your own thoughts, which can be limited.
Let's face it, you can't think about the new exciting thing that you don't know about. You can only dwell on the same old same old, or a fantasy future that you can't imagine being able to create.
If instead you keep your eyes and ears open, your thought volume turned down to 'ticking over' and your mind on what is before you at this moment, you will encounter the first steps that you can cope with rather than living in an imagination that can be as unrealistic as it is frightening.
Life can appear to be like a chasm sometimes, you are here and on the other side of a great gap is what you dream of. You find yourself mentally trying to build bridges or flying machines to get over that gap, yet if you live life in the now and take the opportunities that arise when they arise you will discover three things:
- There are no gaps in life only gaps in knowledge.
- What you aren't ready for won't be revealed to you, and nor will the 'how' of achieving it.
- Your future might be far more golden and exciting than you can possibly imagine.
Don't miss it by missing the moment!
Wishing you happy days and peaceful nights