“Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry- all forms of fear- are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness and all forms of non forgiveness are caused by too much past and not enough presence.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. So look deeply at life as it is.
Learn to watch and wait. Emotions come and go like waves on the shore, so if you can be mindful of them you will understand where they come from and also that they are impermanent, like everything.
If you disagree with someone, make a conscious effort to step into their shoes and see the situation from their point of view. Even if you continue to disagree, you will gain some understanding.
“Self-love isn’t selfish.”~Yogi Turtle
How to Practice Mindfulness & Reduce Anxeity
1. Stay in the present moment.
There is no rule that says you have to be doing a million things at once. No where in the nonexistent life handbook is there a statement that tells you to worry about everything that has yet to happen.
2. Don’t analyze the situation.
Once you begin to analyze the situation, you’re creating an imaginary outcome.
3. Accept that there is only so much that can be done.
You can’t control everything, and you can’t go back in time and change anything. These are not bad things.
4. Trust in something bigger than yourself.
Trusting in something bigger than you let’s you focus on your tasks. You don’t have to worry about the how. You don’t have to get overwhelmed with the details.
5. Find the beauty in every moment, even the horrible ones.
Look for the lesson. There is beauty in horrible situations if you look at it objectively and you always have the option of removing yourself from my situation or person that drains your energy and brings you down – it’s liberating!