Life unfolds in the present. But often we let the present slip away, allowing time to rush past unobserved and unseized, and squandering the precious seconds of our lives as we worry about the future and ruminate about what’s past. As we are making decisions, we realize several of our life’s purposes: to experience, to learn and to feel. Although not all decisions work out, when they do, there is nothing more life-affirming. And, when you get a taste of this gratification, you are inspired to move towards more of what you crave.
There is a gift in every decision we make, and with a shift in thinking, you will come to understand those gifts. All you have to do is ask yourself, “What is the gift in this?”
And then listen to your heart speak.
Look at the sky and imagine that you are cloud. Be a cloud!
Yes, I mean that, tiny little faded cloud. You can be purple, white, pink, orange, gray, black… You can be unnoticeable, you can be big placed through the entire skyline. You can be a circle, square or any form that you like. No matter the color and no matter of the size and the shape don’t forget that there is wind. So easily you can be reshaped, your color can be changed or just fade and blown away. But you know what? It is that easy to be reshaped into something even bigger brighter and more colorful than you have ever been. Even a breeze can change that. So next time you need a little reminder or motivation to just get it through the day, look up the clouds, feel the wind, take e deep breath and pick your cloud. Imagine that you are one. What will you do? Reshape? Change color? Hide the sun? Or just fade away?
Choices are everything. We make them. They made us. Build us and teach us how to grow. Push us to step away of our comfort zone. Make us feel fear. In those moments we are who we are. When we are on the edge of a choice. When we are scared. We take risks. We live.
You never know if a breeze or a wind is going to blow you away. Reshape. Transform. Live your life… Now.
Living in the moment is a state of active, open, intentional attention on the present. You realize that you are not your thoughts; you become an observer of your thoughts from moment to moment without judging them. Instead of letting your life go by without living it, you awaken to experience. That most brutal of teachers. But you learn. My god do you learn… By spinning every decision as a chance to learn, you will completely rewire your brain. This rewiring will lead to different thoughts and beliefs.
When you start believing differently, your world will unfold differently. This unfolding manifests is your choice.
You will not know light without darkness, love without pain, nor courage without fear. When you are experiencing something unwanted, embrace it. That situation, person or thing will allow you to recognize (and treasure) the brilliance of that which you desire when it becomes yours.
So make your decision. Look at the clouds.
Transform or fade away?