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What I Wouldn't Change...

January 30th, 2011 at 05:14 am

I see a lot of references to Cee Jay's blog; can't seem to find it (must've been a few days ago?) but I see that people are commenting on what they'd like to change in their life.

I'm in the process of reading Eckhart Tolle's best-seller, The Power of Now. It's very slow going, definitely not the kind of book you whiz through.

But anyway, his overriding theme in the book is that you cannot change the past and you cannot live in the future. All you have is NOW, the present moment. And only by teaching yourself to live in the moment can you ever expect to find true happiness.

I am sure i am more guilty about thinking about the past, and planning for the future at the expense of today, than many other people. So I feel the message of this book is so important for me to absorb.

While it is tempting to think about what I would change in my life (so many things), it's sort of like dreaming about what you'd do if you hit it big in the lottery.

And I think that true change will come more easily if you focus on one or two things you feel are most important, and come up with a plan of attack.

So, in the spirit of participation, I choose to focus on what I would NOT change in my life:

1. Having the home I've worked so hard for, and get a lot of enjoyment from

2. Having my 2 kitties here with me to keep me company.

3. Having been blessed with a real ability to write and use language to express myself, and earn a living these past 30 years.

4. My mother and my father.

5. The ability to wake up each morning refreshed and alive, wondering what the new day will bring.

3 Responses to “What I Wouldn't Change...”

  1. LittleGopher Says:

    I agree - I couldn't think of much to change either, so I wrote of what was good too.

    I think I reached a certain age (or maybe wisdom :-), and realized some things won't be happening or change in my life. And that's really fine, as what I have and do fully captures my heart and attention. I try live my life without regrets and to be smart about the future, but life is just too full to not live it and enjoy it now. Here's to some good living!!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You're right. It is better to focus on what is good in life right now. Most of the time I try to stay focused on the present - because really, there is a whole lot of good in the present. A quote I like is "Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a present. " I don't know who said it, but it has stuck with me ever since I first saw it.

    I'd link you to Ceejays post, but the Internet isn't working right now.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I like Tolle's books. I get them...but need to keep remembering to apply them to my life.

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