Practical Ideas That You Can Use Today
to Make Your Dreams Real
week's wisdom is on the power of living in the moment.
That ability we all have to be present, allowing all this
moment offers us, and all we have to offer it. Years ago,
I used to be a very future-oriented and forward-thinking
person. Always saying to myself and others,
"Tomorrow's gonna be so much better than today. . . I
can't wait!" While not even realizing that first, I
wasn't even dealing with the realities of what I needed to
face in the present - not enough money, not loving my
work, looking for others to validate my level of
excitement. . .and a host of other externally validating
needs that I had at the time.
What I didn't realize was that I was literally draining my
energy from the present out into the future. I remember
saying to myself things like, "I'll have more
tomorrow if only this would change," or "If I
only had more intuition. . . I wish I had more wisdom. . .
maybe tomorrow. . ." Without realizing it, I was
spending all my energy hoping for something better to
happen next week or next year, instead of listening to my
intuition and taking a breath to be present.
Buddha taught his students to be here now, in this moment.
For this is the only moment we have--as you're reading
this wisdom now--this is the only moment you have.
This is the place where God is, in this space of time, a
time like no other--a time to listen to your Heart, not
just your mind--and trusting your Heart's wisdom like you
would a trusted friend or loved one.
As you read
this, think of all the wonderful things you have to be
grateful for today. Your health, your job, your intellect,
your physical body (your own temple), your home, your
friends. . . the list is as infinite as you are.
Take a moment to reflect. . . to embrace the real you, the
True you that honors people and is creative, the True you
that is sacred, as are your Dreams in life. . .
Pause for a moment. . .
Breathe. . .
Listen to the song inside you. . . that wonderful
resonance inside you that longs to be heard...
And when you listen to its sweet call, you are present,
you are loved, you are infinite, you are divine. Allow
this magnificent feeling to wash over you. . . to move
through you. . . as if you were on a beautiful sandy beach
of your Dreams. . . smelling the salt sea air. . . feeling
the gentle trade winds move through your hair. . . feeling
the soft sand at your feet. . . feeling grounded. .
Allowing any stress you may have to just effortlessly wash
away with with flow of the tides. . . Remembering that you
are part of the azure ocean before you. . . it is your
Source and you are its beginning. . .
Feeling present. . . feeling grounded. . . allowing this
moment to be you. . .
And you are better for this. . .
And so it is. . .
As you make your way today, remember this feeling. This
feeling that you have all you need to create what you
desire already inside you. Knowing that you are on
purpose. . . embracing each moment for its sweetness and
beauty--even when it seems difficult. As you do this, you
will attract what you most passionately desire.
I wish you many blessings.
Paul Bauer is the creator of
that "Frees Your Mind and Lifts Your