Here we are at the end of another year. Doesn’t it seem as though each year goes by faster and faster? That reminds me to make the most of each year.
No matter what you do or don’t do to celebrate at this time of year, you are most likely familiar with Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” In the story, Ebenezer Scrooge, who has lived up to his surname, is visited by three Ghosts.
The first Ghost is of Christmas Past. During this visit we see Scrooge’s past hurts, the time he started to build walls around his heart.
The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge how his actions have adversely affected the people in his life and how they feel about him.
The Ghost of Christmas Future warns Scrooge that if he continues as he is, he will not be missed when he is gone.
After seeing his life as an observer, Scrooge is shaken into making dramatic changes overnight. At the story’s end, Scrooge becomes known as the embodiment of the Christmas Spirit.
What does this have to do with you?
The Past: Where are you carrying around past hurt and grudges? When you keep nursing and rehearsing these stories, you will stay on a low frequency. When we are on a low frequency, we aren’t being a match for the good we say we want in our lives.
We can always find people who will support us in why we should be hurt or angry. But…this doesn’t serve us. We want to be telling ourselves a new story. It could be all we learned from that experience, and we could even be grateful for it.
Is there something or someone in your life that you need to forgive?
The Present: We’ve all heard that now is all we have. Of course, we need to plan for the future, our retirement or vacations. But on an emotional level, it is good to practice being in the now: being present. This can help us stay out of fear and worry.
If we are truly in the “now,” we won’t let the past hurts or expectation of how it’s always been enter into our awareness. We can ask ourselves, “What would I love to create in this moment?”
Eckhart Tolle wrote: “Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.”
How can you be more present in your life for you and for those you love?
The Future: Our past will only dictate our future if we let it. Our future will take care of itself if we’re focused on what we want to be creating and taking inspired action towards these goals now.
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Here’s to living your best life now.
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