Time has passed by. The days are getting shorter and darkness is settling in. When I moved to Sweden about 10 years ago, I had a very hard time getting used to the darkness. Now I adore it😍😍. The cozy feeling of switching off lights, lighting candles and just sitting in the kitchen table, not reading a book or looking at the phone .. just being still and observing the candle light, the roads and the stillness, drinking coffee and water. Letting the thoughts, the problems and the issues come and go. That is where serenity hits me. That is my resting ground. I am sure you all have that one moment. That moment when you can just be . Your resting grounds 🙂 .
Life happens in the head. The same event can be a nightmare at one point and a paradise at another. We live after all in our inner world. Every piece of information that I process, I see it as positive or negative, mostly based on the past experience ,knowledge and context. Every experience I have had is a story I have told myself . Living Now is editing these past stories and creating space for the Now. Telling the victim in my head , that now is the time to live , not survive. So let go. I am free. Never in my life have I been so conscious of my stories , my trigger, which also makes it the first time when I can edit these stories, let go and clean up the baggage. Choose self talk.. very powerful indeed
I believe ours is the first generation that is free to make most choices that affect our lives. Most of the previous generations have been told by a priest, a pandit or a dictator how to live their lives. That is however not the case now, especially for us in the western world. Yet we live a life full of stress, anxiety and randomness. Living Now for me has been about actually exercising this freedom that I have been blessed with. For example choosing how I want to spend my Friday evening. Whether I want to sit with social media or pinterest , go for a walk or read a book . Do what actually makes me happy not what ‘should’ make me happy. Actually have a dialog with myself and override habits .
Habits are after all lack of consciousness. They form the basis for the rut, the template life . So I stopped trying to make “good habits and getting rid of bad ones” . Instead I ask, choose and listen to myself. And I choose life, faith and love.. I choose Christ, I choose Now. As the Bible says
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Amen