Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tommorow Is Another Day
I had one of those days today. I know you know the kind. Starts out okay, and then some bomb drops and scares you into the tough reality we are facing in these difficult times. It ended up okay, but not before making me come face to face with all the emotions I try so hard to keep at bay. I know by reading other blogs that many of you are facing your own difficult problems, and issues with depression and anxiety. Today reminded me how hard it is to keep those emotions under control.
So I had to take a deep breath and ask myself - right now, in this second, am I in pain? The answer was no.
Am I in danger right in this moment? No...but...
Well then, am I hungry? Well, maybe a little - but only because I am a box on wheels and have to diet.
Well, then in this very second can I do anything about my bomb/problem? No, not now, out of my hands.
So, in this very moment, am I okay? Yes, I'm okay, but...I have so many things to worry about!
But the reality is...in this very moment, I am okay. Taking stock of where you are in any given second can give you power. Power over anxiety, sadness, helplessness, and depression. Staying in the Now is all-important. And no one knows better than I how hard that can be sometimes. But it really is all we have. The past is gone. Nothing can be done about our mistakes, decisions, triumphs, that are gone forever. The future can change in an instant, and often for the better. So staying in the very moment you are in is the only refuge from the storm around us. Worrying won't change anything.
This too shall pass, and tomorrow is another day.