You may often wonder why things have happened as they have. You may be full of personal regret for what you have done and left undone and you may also be full of blame toward others. But then we are left with this. Right now, you are standing where you are. The past is over, completely gone. Gone are the events of the past, the opportunities and also the expectations you had of how things would be. And of course, those expectations are causing you the most trouble. You had such hopes that things would turn out a certain way and in fact, life is different than what you had thought. And so, you hold today up to the mirror of what you had hoped for and feel that it falls short.
But today is not a reflection of those old dreams and expectations. Today is a lively confluence of energies and it contains the seeds of many, many wonderful things yet to come. All contained in this moment, right now.
And it is your choice to see today as a pale and wanting reflection of what did not happen or to see it as an exciting vibrant expression of what actually did occur. For while you were focusing on those hopes and dreams, life went on as it did, day by day. You built up different skills than what you had expected, met different people. Life took a different turn. And now, here you are.
Today, embrace today. See it very clearly and directly. Shine a bright light on who you are and where you are, right now. Come down into this moment now and consciously release the past and start again. Right now, this is as it is. You are as you are, this age, this weight, this physical shape, this amount of wealth, these relationships. And then know the truth: today contains all of the possibility in the world.
So knowing that life is sparkling with infinite possibility, and knowing how things are today and accepting it with peace and love in your heart, what action would you like to take right now?
There is no need to build great castles in the air, to have a well-developed plan. Just take one step in the right direction. If you are lonely, join an organization, take a class. If you are in debt, put away those catalogs, take on an extra job, save a little money. If you are overweight, exercise now. If you are frustrated with your career, begin studying for the new career you would prefer. Take some action today which moves you toward what you would like.
And then, time will pass. And if you fill each moment with action which is in your own best interests, always releasing the past and adjusting to the way things are now, right now, you will find that time has passed and you are slimmer and trimmer, better at the piano, more educated, wealthier, more involved with people you like.
I see you. I know that you are full of talent. I know that you are full of love which you are eager to share. I know that a spark glows within you that is as bright as any star in the sky. I know this about you and I ask you to release that shine out in to the world, to drop the past, to leave it behind and to step out into this bright day and become a vibrant part of the life which is evolving and opening around you right now.
This moment now, just as it s, just as you are, is perfect. And you, you are perfect within it.
Here is a little prayer for today
I go deeply into each moment and exist within it, just as it is. I love my life. I love myself as I am, exactly as I am, right now. I embrace my life with love and energy.
I love being alive and seeing how life sparkles with possibility and opportunity all around me. I engage in life right now.
I am love. I am light. I am a deep part of all that is. I am.