Some say that depression is a disorder focused on the past (past regrets, should haves, painful woundings, failed relationships, along with an inability to see a positive future) and anxiety is a disorder of the future (fear and worry about what might happen, and most likely won’t).
Somehow, we completely tune out to the present.
I love the saying: YESTERDAY is history, TOMORROW is a mystery, and TODAY is a gift.
That’s why we call it the PRESENT.
How do we literally get out of our mind – our crazy human mind that over-processes information, ruminates, worries – and get into our life.
EASY – learn to live in the present.
Smell the beautiful jasmine that bloomed, cascading over the arbour in my front garden in spring, look into the sky at the influx of countless Caper White butterflies that swarmed in the Gold Coast skies some months ago, hear the squish of the sand beneath your feet on our amazing pristine beaches, listen to the revelry and laughter of the children as they splash in the swimming pool, savour the taste and textures of the freshly made lemon meringue cheesecake, smell the freshness of the rain as the heavens open, feel the warmth of the sunshine as it penetrates your skin.
Be MINDFUL versus MINDLESS.
When we are mindless we are at the mercy of our thought processes and the busy-ness of our everyday lives. We get caught up in our thinking and doing. Being mindful is just that, being!
It’s being present . . . . and enjoying each and every moment of the day.
Just like Pooh and Piglet!