Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
This used to be a very difficult concept for me. I constantly worried about what might happen. And I would constantly relive and beat myself up for things that I did in the past.
I decided to see a therapist in 2007. I was on sleep medication and anti-depressants and I wanted to get off both of them. To me they were just a band-aid for more underlying issues. This is the therapy I received, I had to learn how to let go of the past and not worry about the future. Easier said than done was my response. But it does work with practice.
January 1, 2008 I made a resolution.
The resolution was to keep fresh flowers in my home.
I did this for a couple of reasons; I need to slow down and appreciate the small things or as the old adage goes, "take time to smell the roses". I also wanted something to remind me of what is in front of me right here and now. Plus I want my home to be a place I enjoy. What better way than to look at and enjoy fresh flowers.