Do you ever get so caught up in something, that even after the event or experience is over, you still dwell on it? It happened to me this weekend. I forgot to do something that I considered pretty important on Friday, and I let it bother me for the entire weekend. I knew that it was silly, what’s done is done, but I just couldn’t let it go.
I would of course forget about it when I was in my yoga class, or while I was walking my dog and listening to music. Then that little voice inside my head would remind me that I had made a “huge” mistake and shouldn’t be so relaxed about it. “What if” there is a negative consequence to my actions?
I am aware enough now that I can tell the little voice inside my head to shut up when it wants to completely take over my thoughts, but it still gets the best of me at times. I don’t like that nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach that I was feeling all weekend as I thought about my “boo boo”. I know that when I feel like that it is because my experiences aren’t a match to “who I really am”, which is a loving, prosperous, divinely connected being. When I remember that I am here to be happy, not to be stressed, I feel better and that annoying little voice quiets down.
I am still learning to live in the moment. I am constantly reminding myself that now is the only thing that really matters. The past is the past and there’s nothing I can do to change it, no matter how much I’d like a “do-over”. So I made it through the weekend, and it turns out my mistake will not result in the end of the world. If I believe that my current thoughts will create my future (and I do), then I have to constantly remind myself that I can’t control everything, but I can control my thoughts and actions and reactions and I will continue to do my best to do so.♥
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