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Are Your Eyes Fixed on the Setting Sun or Rising Sun?

Posted Apr 03 2011 12:48am

Living in the Now is the place of freedom.  If you want freedom from the past, live in the present!  It is impossible to be free by trying to live in the future.  We only can be free or not free in the present!

Carrie Muskat  reported on how a baseball player feels about living in the present. Carrie wrote "When the Cubs players walked into the clubhouse Saturday, there were some words of wisdom on the message board."  The following message was left for the Cubs after another loss.

'You can't see the rising sun if your eyes are fixed on the setting one,' it read. "Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called present. Conquer the now."

Carrie reported "First baseman Carlos Pena was believed to be behind the message, but he said it was one of the clubhouse attendants.

Pena said "I like it,  To be able to turn the page, and I'm talking about every cell in your body detaching yourself from the past and detaching yourself from the future and focusing on the now.

If you think about it, you can handle the present moment. I can be totally present this second and give 100 percent this second, and that's doable. Sometimes when we try to take too much on, whether we're carrying some baggage from the past or thinking too far ahead into the future, then all of a sudden I'm absent from the present moment. So, focus on the now!"

You may not have had as much futility as the Chicago Cubs in pursuing your goals.  You may not have been focusing on the next year or the future as much as the Cubs.

Nevertheless, Living in the Now applies to all of us.  It is important to "Conquer the Now"!  We need to really detach from the past as well as the future.  Don't vacate the present.  Living in the now is doable for all of us.  Focus on the Now!

Remember, We Live within the Now Created by Our Choices!

Dr. Hal

Life and Mental Fitness Coach

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