“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like & learn to find joy in the story you’re living.” By unknown
So often this message comes back and reinforces the only important lesson: I must live today, without comparisons to yesterday (ie: no regrets), and without concern for tomorrow (ie: no fear or worry). Now is where happiness lives and grows. It doesn’t exist in the past, that is nostalgia or yearning; it doesn’t live in the future either, that is longing and focus on what we lack. It can only exist right now!
This quote teaches us to have an appreciation for right now. Every time you deviate from the now, you loose the beauty of it. It may come in retrospect, but then you will be missing out on the beauty of that new moment. I accept that this practice requires discipline. We can work at it ever time we are aware of leaving the moment. Practice mindfulness.