Over the course of my journey with Murphy I've learned a lot, but the most recent lesson I've learned has caused me to wonder how many people stifle their desires, silence their inner voice and forget to acknowledge the present. I was forced to wonder how many people get so caught up in going through the motions that they forget to enjoy the little things about every day life. YOUR life. What was I rushing to get too? I couldn't tell you, I didn't give my day a chance to start before I was wishing it would end. What a ridiculous waste of valuable time.
It's all too easy to set life on auto pilot and just cruise on through, not being fully present, not thinking twice about another day that's been freely given to us. It's all too easy to get lost in mundane tasks as another 8 hour work day slowly ticks by. What I've found however, is that easy isn't fulfilling, it isn't satisfying and before you know it, you're wrapped up in easy and your days become overly complicated. That's no way to live friends, no way to spend your time. Your days are meant to be full of so much more than a hour and minute hand slowly moving by.
I've spent a lot of time redefining my own mental practices, rewiring my brain so that I don't fall into old ways of thinking. I've learned to ask myself questions that challenge me to be present;
What am I doing right now that brings me joy?
Have I acknowledged what I need?
Do I have expectations?
If so, what are they and what will having these expectations serve?
(If they don't serve something worth while, I let them go.)
Am I present in my relationships?
Have I acknowledged what others need from me?
And finally, my new mantra for every morning is, "I hope today is full of blessings."
I can tell you that it's true what they say, you get what you give. What you put into the universe, God will give back to you and since becoming truly present and aware in my own life and taking responsibility for my own energy and my own thoughts, my life has changed. I honor myself, I acknowledge what I want, I pray for others and because of this I can say that, I truly enjoy each and every day. Why wait? It's never too late to be who you might have been or have what you've always wanted.
Make yourself a promise to live more from intention and less from habit.
You're worth it,