Yes, the end of 2016 is here and you’ll be seeing a great deal of media coverage regarding, the best of, and the worst of 2016 in the upcoming weeks, As you watch, read and reflect on the past,…. I implore you to remember where it took place. Yes, that’s right ALL of 2016 (with the exception of the remaining hours of this day) is where? In the past and yes, there were some amazing things that happened in 2016 and some not so amazing things, but we’ve already lived all of those moments. We’ve already felt all those emotions and where did all of that experience get us?
It got us to where we are now, which is the new and improved, expanded versions of ourselves in the NOW. There’s nothing we can do to change what has happened in the past. Regardless of what has happened, good or bad, it has helped clarify in our NOW what we want and don’t want for our future. We have a choice to utilize everything we’ve learned and expanded into, right here in this red hot moment of NOW. Right NOW you can positively affect your life. Right NOW you can change the course of your life. Right NOW you have all the power to make this day exactly what you want it to be. Making a choice today to focus your attention on the good of each moment will have an growing positive affect on the days to come.
Here are a couple of examples:
1. You encounter someone who’s in a bad mood, when you greet them they’re not exactly in a friendly mood, their response to you is short and a bit gruff. DON”T take it personal. It has nothing to do with you, with this knowledge you’re able to graciously grant them the time and space they need to process their feelings and be in whatever mood they choose. Maintain your happiness and move on. #1 they’ll appreciate you for allowing them to be authentic to themselves. #2 they might be inspired by your maintained happiness to make a choice to let go of or find resolution to whatever it was that made them grumpy, but if they don’t, that’s their business and you can continue on with your day in your happy mood.
2. Someone is confused about something you have complete clarity about and they come to you for help. You explain what you know to be true to help provide the clarity they’re seeking, but they seem to be stuck in confusion. They keep asking questions, your choice to maintain your inner poise knowing you have clarity will allow your inner calm to help guide them out of their confusion. #1 They’ll appreciate the fact that you care enough to take the time to explain, subsequently creating an opportunity for their resistance to subside with their elevated mood. #2 They just may reach the clarity they’re seeking as you’re guiding them with compassion. #3 You both walk away a little happier for encountering each other.