‘Whatever you are thinking about is like planning a future event. When you are worrying you are planning. When you are appreciating you are planning……what are you planning’? Abraham
We are always going somewhere aren’t we, hardly ever satisfied with where we are, always looking ahead, trying to see where we are going, planning, preparing, worrying, moving forward ….
In many ways this is good as it means we keep healing, growing, learning, becoming more than we are at this moment but stop for a moment and ask yourself:
What is so wrong with where I am?
Or to put it another way:
What is right with where I am?
If we practice gratitude or being thankful we can only do that if stop and in the moment feel what is right, what we have that is amazing, or even just allow ourselves to just recognise what we have rather than what we don’t have. Although in some ways we are still planning, for by appreciating we are actually saying ‘I’d like more of this please’, this much healthier than worrying about what we don’t have, or what might happen.
Being in the moment though is about being here, now. Not looking back, not looking ahead, not worrying about has happened or what may or may not happen, not craving something else. It is about allowing ourselves to just be, not thinking of anything, not yesterday and certainly not tomorrow.
If though we look closely at many of the courses on offer nowadays a common thread is often that of manifesting and if we are to manifest, by necessity we need to be looking ahead to what we want. If we do this we are by its very nature saying that we are dissatisfied with what we have, that it is not enough for us, that we are not enough.
We strive to raise our vibration, to release, to let go, to move forward, to change jobs, to move house, to have better sex, to be kinder, to be more generous and so on and so forth. In the doing so we fail to recognise that we are absolutely perfect for we are exactly where we are supposed to be not tomorrow, not next week, next month or next year but right now.
So stop what you are doing, stop looking at what others are doing and breathe. Take several deep breaths, centre yourself and know that as you do you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Stop trying to be somewhere else, stop trying to go somewhere and just allow yourself to be here now.