Thursday 25 May 2017

Mindful moment… You are already living the dream!

Mindful Moment - too often we achieve our dreams only to pay no attention.
Mindful Moment - too often we achieve our dreams only to pay no attention.

Marianne Power

Once upon a time the life you are living right now was the life you dreamed of living. The job you have, the home you live in, the partner in your life, your children... too often we achieve our dreams only to pay no attention once they happen.

We get the promotion at work and within days we are worrying we're not good enough for it. We get the new house only to start complaining about how much there is to do to it.

It's too easy to get into a habit of thinking that nothing is quite good enough - that happiness lies in the next thing, the next thing. But the next thing never works the magic if we don't let it.

So this week let's try something radical: appreciating what we have right now. Even if it's not perfect and you are not where you want to be and life is in chaos... there will be something to enjoy, something to be grateful for.

Even if it's just a cup of tea, the sun coming in the window or a great song on the radio. If we could just find a way of finding happiness in the little things, life would be better, no matter what it is throwing at us.

* Marianne Power is the author of helpmeblog.net

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