VALUING THE MOMENT
DETACHMENT INVOLVES PRESENT-MOMENT LIVING---LIVING IN THE HERE AND NOW. WE ALLOW LIFE TO HAPPEN INSTEAD OF FORCING AND TRYING TO CONTROL IT. WE RELINQUISH REGRETS OVER THE PAST AND FEARS ABOUT THE FUTURE. WE MAKE THE MOST OF EACH DAY. (CODEPENDENT NO MORE) BY MELODY BEATTIE
This moment, we are right where we need to be, right where we are meant to be. How often we waste our time and energy wishing we were someone else, were doing something else, or were someplace else. We may wish our present circumstances were different. We needlessly confuse ourselves and divert our energy by thinking that our present moment is a mistake. But we are right where we need to be for now. Our feelings, thoughts, circumstances, challenges, tasks--all of it is on schedule. We spoil the beauty of the present moment by wishing for something else. Come back home to yourself. Come back home to the present moment.
We will not change things by escaping or leaving the moment. We will change things by surrendering to and accepting the moment. Some moments are easier to accept than others. To trust the process, to trust all of it, without hanging on to the past or peering into the future, requires a great deal of faith. Surrender to the moment. If you are feeling angry, get mad. If you are setting a boundary, dive into that. If your grieving, grieve. Get into it. Step where instinct leads. If your waiting, wait. If you have a task, throw yourself into the work. Get into the moment; the moment is right. We are where we are, and it is okay. It is right where we're meant to be to get where we're going tomorrow. And that place will be good. It has been planned in love for us.
God, help me let go of my need to be someone other than who I am today. Help me dive fully into the present moment. I will accept and surrender to my present moments--the difficult ones and the easy ones, trusting the whole process. I will stop trying to control the process; instead. I will relax and let myself experience it.