The Here and Now

I love waterskiing. Part of the reason I love it so much is that it feeds my adrenaline addiction in a positive way. I love being completely focussed and giving my all to achieve a goal. It is the most incredible feeling.

I have many goals in life and some are harder to achieve than others. I have woken up this morning feeling anxious. Nothing has really changed from yesterday but somehow my positive attitude has turned negative overnight.

I am fortunate in that I work for myself and can take time to reground and refocus and try to combat this negative energy. I always compare my life to others and I know how lucky I am. For many people it is not easy to step off the treadmill for even five minutes and I so desperately want them to know there is a different way.

First and foremost, you have to recognise the signs. Depression and anxiety are debilitating. I am so glad that people are speaking more about these conditions. It is perfectly natural to feel anxious. It is when these emotions overwhelm you that you must be concerned. I think the internet can be very helpful if you look in the right places, but nothing really replaces human connection.

The sun is shining today and I can find no particular reason for my sadness. I will try to connect with those who are happy to listen to me. I will remember to stay focussed on the here and now. Thank you Eckhart Tolle for enlightening me. Your book was a godsend. It has helped me many times and I think it is time to open its pages once again.

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment





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