Be where you are

What if, this year, we didn’t look forwards to the new year or backwards to the old one, at least not for a while?

What if we just looked at now?  No goals, no resolutions – at least not yet.  And certainly no regrets.

This is now.  This is what I’m doing, this is where I live, this is how I feel.  This is now.

What is your truth, your reality, now?

Only by acknowledging where we are now, and truly being here now, can we slowly begin to see where we need to go.


Be here now

This will be my last post before the new year.  But I’m not looking forward.  Or even looking back.  Today, and for the coming days, I want to

Be here now.

We spend so much time trying.  Trying to get things done; trying to beat the clock; trying to be a great mum; trying to think up balanced meals that eveyone will eat; trying to squeeze in one more contract; trying to make this the perfect Christmas; even trying to lighten up, for goodness’ sake!

Trying is tiring.

I never thought I’d see the day when I’d quote Star Wars in all seriousness, but it’s inevitable when you live with a small boy.

Do.  Or do not.  There is no try.

 Removing the trying, the striving, makes things much simpler.  Choose to do – or choose not to do.  There is always a choice.

For now, I choose to stop trying, and just be.