The Gift of the Present

When a sate of the euphoria of life becomes the swell that overtakes you and washes you out into a sea of bliss like a riptide, as in reality, don’t fight it. Don’t head for the shore, for that is from whence you came and the sea will not allow you to go back there.  Don’t head out toward the open water, for that is the future and your fate out there is uncertain. Instead, swim parallel to the tide, neither fighting to return to the past, nor forging ahead into the future. When you are released, you will arrive safely farther down the beach with no desire to cling to where you started or concern as to where you are going. You are simply happy to be. This is where you are now.

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4 thoughts on “The Gift of the Present

  1. joedalio says:

    Thank you for sharing this excellent info! Worry and doubt are impossible if you remain focused on the present moment : )

    • Katrika says:

      Thank you for the comment. Too often we dwell on the past or concentrate too much on the future and totally miss the beauty of the moments we cannot recapture.

  2. Tatsat says:

    Some time back, I read ” forgive and forget “. Swimming with the tide probably means being at peace with the present and not being either a prisoner of past, or an oracle. Probably…

    • Katrika says:

      I have a tendency to always want to steer the boat and take control to the point of engineering everything. That makes me have certain expectations that can lead to major disappointment when they don’t turn out the way I planned. I am always having to remind myself that sometimes I need to just stop rowing against the current, put my paddle aside and go with the flow. Sometimes the hardest thing is to simply allow destiny to put us where we need to be and trust without having to know exactly where we’re going. Yes, looking back with regret is pointless and we need to forgive ourselves most of all. What’s done is done and we learned the lesson that we can apply to keep from repeating the mistake. But, that leads to the question…are there really any mistakes or are they a means to get us to learn something? Ah, you make me ponder this as my mind spirals in thought…thank you. I love to ponder, Tatsat. It keeps me out of trouble…sometimes 🙂

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