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#230: Do You Go With The Flow Of Life?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Have you ever tried to run into a heavy wind or row or paddle a boat against the water's current?

Pretty difficult tasks, aren't they?

Isn't life like that? We can spend too much unnecessary energy going against the flow of things and what do get in return? Headaches, upset stomachs, worries, apprehension.

But turn around and go in the opposite direction, with the current, and life becomes more serene and peaceful. It has been called "present moment happiness" where we do not concern ourselves about events from our past nor events from the future that may never come to pass. Instead, we focus on the here and now and look for the silver lining in whatever situation we're faced with.

To me, it takes far less energy and is far less taxing mentally and emotionally to focus on anything but the present moment. Sure, we need to be aware of future obligations but we need not dwell on them negatively.

Remember the song with the lyrics "Don't worry. Be happy?" If an episode is in our past, let it reside there, over and done with. If in our future, since we know not what the future holds, why worry needlessly over what might not happen?

Don't worry. Be happy, in the present moment. Learn to go with the flow of life. You will be more relaxed and peaceful. Focus on the wider scope of the universe and your mind, your heart and your soul will be filled with a peace that surpasses all understanding.

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  • DEBRITA01
    emoticon Another good one, Lou! You have such a gift for words. It is true, to live other than in the present, steals the joy of the moment. Although difficult at times, I am trying to stay present and take in all the things I would be missing otherwise.
    4032 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    "If an episode is in our past, let it reside there, over and done with. If in our future, since we know not what the future holds, why worry needlessly over what might not happen?"

    This was the most convicting part of your blog, and you KNOW it's what I needed to hear!!! Thanks Lou! emoticon
    4032 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    Very good advice, Lou. I have to agree with SPARKLOVE, I also thought of the song, "One Day At A Time Sweet Jesus" and how so much of the Bible itself is dedicated to teaching us not to worry about ANYTHING. Cast our cares on Him instead. We can always use reminders of it.
    Gaye
    4032 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Well, said. I try not to obsess over anything.


    4032 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    Present day living song I like is "One day at a time". It goes something like this , " One day at a time sweet Jesus, that all that I am asking of you, show me the stairway I have to climb Lord, for my sake teach me to take one day at a time, help me believe in all I can be and all that I am ......"

    Wonderful Blog Lou- a good reminder to live in the present and take life one day at a time. emoticon
    4032 days ago
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