When you think about this life you are participating in, you habitually compartmentalize it. You remember your “past”, deal with your “present” and plan for your “future”. This is part of the separation illusion that has been so prevalent in our collective consciousness. If you separate yourself now from whom you once were and from who you will be tomorrow, you can assign blame and regret. Both are necessary if we are to feel bad about ourselves.
Right now, point at yesterday. Can you see it? Do you hear it? Where is that person who ticked you off? How about last week? Last month? Last year? They do not exist.
All that you have is right now. You can bring yesterday into today with thought only. You cannot conjure up yesterday. It no longer exists for you.
You may have heard “your point of power is in the present”. The spectrum of possibility for you – for your happiness, goals, health and vitality is right now. And right now. And right now. And right now.
All that was done has been done; period. There is no need to analyze it or dissect every nuance or word. What that does is dredge it up, internally, into this moment now. Does it help you in this moment? Does it serve you to remember?
Can you feel it when you remember? Yes, we all can. If it feels bad, your body reacts in a specific way – with heat or discomfort. Is that a helpful sensation right now?
I suggest it is not. Let it go. You cannot do anything about your past. It is done. You can, however, do something about your present. Today you can create what you want with intention.
Think, say and do what serves you NOW.
It doesn’t matter what you did yesterday. It matters what you do right now.
What do you want? Dreams of our future are helpful as they supply us with goals to reach for. As you define who you are, the picture of you will gradually be painted. It is not a stamped out, pre-formed shape that you are.
No, you are a masterpiece – painted lovingly, gradually, seamlessly and intentionally by a master craftsman. The artist is you.
Think about art. When you look at an exquisite piece, do you say “Well yeah, its okay now, but you should have seen what it looked like at first – you could barely tell what it was, the colors were horrendous and there was this giant blotch right in the center of it. That blotch was all you could see whenever you looked at it.”
No, you marvel at the fine detail and perfect placement of each element. You appreciate real beauty. You are happy for the opportunity to enjoy it now, today.
You are a masterpiece. Not a finished work hanging in a museum; a living, evolving, morphing being of indescribable beauty. You are not static and will never be finished. You are always in the process of becoming.
And what is it that you are becoming? You are becoming MORE. More of what you are – divinity in human form.
You do not need to examine your last brush strokes, you need to concentrate on the brush you are holding in your hands right now, choose a color and continue painting your masterpiece – today.