Just a Moment…
No matter what you are going through right now, know that this is just a moment… a moment in time. This moment could feel like eternity, and in fact whatever trials, hardships, and unhappiness you are now experiencing may have endured for some time, but in the overall grand scheme of things, it is still just a moment in time. This too shall pass. However, the longer you just sit by, idle, wallowing in a rut, the longer it will take for positive change to come.
I think about a time in my past when I was so miserable, and felt so defeated by life that I would literally stay up all night into the wee hours of the morning, sometimes just staring at the wall, because somehow it seemed to delay the inevitable “tomorrow” from rearing its ugly head. Tomorrow represented a repeat of the mediocrity of today, and I dreaded it. This general discontent with life consumed me for a long time, and in that moment it seemed that it would never end.
The time came when I ultimately had to make a decision, and a self-induced coma by way of insomnia was not an option. That “pity pot” I was cradling, well, I had to pry myself loose from it and put things into perspective. The reality is, I had many things for which to be thankful, and as is the beauty of hindsight, I now understand that demonstrating sincere gratitude for the many things we take for granted daily was the first step towards the realization of true happiness and contentment.
Concentrating thought and energy on the positive not only makes you feel better, but it actually makes things better. If you’re familiar with the very popular self-help DVD “The Secret,” then you understand what I mean. We attract to ourselves, to our lives, whatever is in alignment with our predominating thoughts, be it positive or negative. I believe this to be true, and if you have any doubt then perhaps you need to pay a little closer attention to what’s really going on around you. Look at your own life. The evidence should be apparent in whatever is your life reality. Never underestimate the power of your mind and the great influence your thoughts have on your life. “For as a man thinks within himself, so he is.” – Proverbs 23:7
I truly believe that in life there are no coincidences—you are reading this right now for a reason. My hope is that the wisdom inherent in these words plants a seed in your heart that takes root deep within. I trust that as you continue on your life’s journey, you will receive everything you need to nourish this seed and bring forth life—amazing life, filled with peace and joy.