Imagine all we have is this moment.
This is how it is, right now.
This is your life. You may speak about wanting change or think about wanting things to be different to what you have right now, but this is it.
There were quite a few years in my life when I did not know where I was going and I was not particularly happy. In saying that, I was not unhappy everyday, but there were days when I could barely get out of my own way and all I thought about was that everyone else had a great life and I didn’t. I imagined everyone having exactly what they wanted, (well, as I am writing this it is tricky to articulate) I imagined everyone else was happy and I had it tough, with little love from my parents and only a few friends who cared about me enough to pop in or invite me out.
In fact, I had two beautiful boys, a home in the suburbs that was mine, a very nice car, wonderful friends and a job that paid the bills. I had holidays, often overseas, in country Victoria or by the sea, and travelled for snow skiing in winter and waterskiing in summer. So looking back now, I guess it was far from a bad or unhappy life. In reality I did what I wanted to do, and often that was something in the spur of the moment, which included travel and money.
What I was doing was going through the motions of the day to day, without really appreciating what I had, and continually complaining about my life because I did not have enough money, assets and happiness but did nothing about making any changes.
What I do realise now is that I was living my life as if there was more, as if I was waiting for my happy life to just turn up! I thought it would somehow miraculously all change when something happened, although I didn’t know what that something was.
What I also now know is that being grateful for everything I have, and living for each and every moment has changed the way I live my life and changed how I feel. I have less focus on what I am missing and more focus on appreciating what I have. I’ve let go of the past and things and people that did not bring positives into my life and have made room for exactly the right people and opportunities to come in.
So, to my point, this is it.
Learning to appreciate every moment for what it is, is powerful. Treating each moment as if this is it, what you have, your family, friends, home, car, income, job, business, surroundings, belongings, the food you eat, the people you spend time with, the time you spend exercising, reading, talking, everything in your life, is how it is.
All you have is this moment in time.
Yes, things will change. Change is inevitable. However if you live with the thought that all you have is this moment in time there will be a shift in your reality. You will be more present. You’ll be more invested in living your life to the fullest every single moment and every day.
Give it a go. Practice gratitude and live as if this is it and notice the positive changes that come into your life.