Do not worry about who you will be. Focus on who you are.

Do not worry about who you will be. Focus on who you are. I woke up in the middle of the night to write this with one eye open as I drowsily grabbed my phone off my nightstand. I went on to write a bit of an essay on the present moment. Here is an excerpt:

“I AM ENAMORED BY THE NOW. WHEN I FIND MYSELF WONDERING ABOUT MY FUTURE I BRING AWARENESS BACK TO THE PRESENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I CAN POUR MYSELF INTO MY PRESENT MOMENT, THEN THE “FUTURE” WILL BE ABUNDANT. BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THERE IS NO FUTURE, THERE ONLY EVER IS THE NOW. WHEN WE GET TO THE “FUTURE” IT WILL BE THE NOW.”

All we have is now. Tomorrow is not guaranteed and we know that. We hear that, yet we find ourselves caught up in our own narratives predicting the unknown future. Our minds have been forecasting our futures since we can remember.

Maybe it started with the simple question of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That question was never ours to answer. Since children, we have been encouraged or swayed to pursue careers that don’t answer our soul’s calling. There has been distraction after distraction that leads us away from our true purpose. The way to unlock that purpose is to take the seat of consciousness.

When we realize that we have the power to observe our thoughts and allow them to pass like a summers breeze, we touch freedom.

You do not have to worry about who you will be. Just be. Be with yourself. Be present. This moment right now is holding your answers.

Journal Prompt:

THE NEXT TIME YOU FIND YOURSELF WONDERING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE COME BACK TO YOUR PRESENT MOMENT.

WRITE OUT EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR PRESENT MOMENT AND HOW YOU CAN SHOW UP TO BE FULLY PRESENT IN YOUR NOW. YOUR NOW IS ALL YOU EVER HAVE. YOUR FUTURE WILL BECOME YOUR NOW AND WHEN THAT TIME ARRIVES, WILL YOU NOTICE?

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