"When you are on a journey, it is certainly helpful to know where you're going but remember: the only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That's all there ever is." - Tiddy Rowan
Why spend time as a prisoner of the past? Instead become a pathfinder of each moment.
Often the mind twirls to should haves, could haves, and regrets. We play the past's tapes and stumble on the path. Worries about future events interrupt our balance.
Creativity and courage require a pioneer's spirit on a journey of NOW.
Rumi advised, "Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen."
By concentrating on each moment, awareness of what is going on inspires. The challenge arrives to let the mind do its acrobatics without judgment. It takes discipline of focus and using the breath to stay routed on the path.
Change your thought patterns. Take fifteen minutes daily to make your breath your best friend on life's path of Now. Relaxation requires breathing seven times a minute. Focus begins with five breaths in and a count of two and then six breaths out.
When your mind wanders bring it back by capturing a sound near you. Use its energy. Add a scent and taste. Keep the breathing going.
Find the stillness.