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Live in the Present, Not in the Past

Are you Living in the present, or is a tragedy making you live in the past? The Art of Living in the Present After my husband passed, a whirl of past and future danced in my mind. The sad movie of every memory we shared played endlessly in my head. There he was on the night we met, the handsome young man with a heavy mustache. Waltzing on the dance floor of the restaurant he owned. Stepping into our new home. Toasting across the dinner table. Cradling our baby daughter. My heart was everywhere but in the present, oscillating between painful “what ifs” and still more painful “if onlys.” Doubt weighed down the hours. With time, I realized that I had to release my sadness and reclaim my joy. I could do this only by detaching from what happened or might happen and diving into what was happening. Being in tune with time is an art, a true skill. As with anything else, it requires self-mastery. But its rewards are invaluable: peace of mind and greater understanding. After all, you exist in this very moment, not one hour ago or in two weeks from now. If you’re having trouble remaining in the present, take these seven actions to help return you to right now   1. Don’t try to escape the moment. Your present may involve much struggle and confusion, but trying to evade the situation won’t help you resolve it. Accept what’s happening with a calm mind and courageous heart. “Fighting the tide” will cause you to sink. Relinquish your resistance and fear, as these emotions only prolong your problems. You will be surprised at how powerful you’ll prove to be against the things that scare you the most. Your obligation to be present holds true through both good...

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