I thought I’d write a series of posts about my efforts to live in the present moment.
This is inspired by the fact I have a sore foot, and am starting to worry it will never get better. It has been really sore for about four months now, and apart from the intolerable agony (no, its not really that bad!), it has meant I can’t walk much, and I REALLY need the exercise.
I think most people would feel they wouldn’t want to live forever if they were sick and uncomfortable—the idea of living forever goes along with the mindset we can heal ourselves of anything. And there are lots of resources around to help us do that… there’s always the Louise Hay book.
But I’m struggling to fix my foot. Visits to the chiropractor, icing, rubbing the sole with a steel ball Frank got out of the garage… it gets a little better then gets worse again. Next stop is X-rays and a foot doctor, I suppose.
I was thinking maybe I needed to settle myself internally somehow, get into a different space. So I started re-reading The Starseed Transmissions, by Ken Carey. Pretty soon I was reading about living in the present moment—here’s a quote, for example:
Everything that you need exists in this present moment, and this moment is all that exists.
I started focusing on what was happening right now, and straight away I felt lighter. I had more bounce in my (lopsided) step. My foot is feeling a little better too, though that may be because of the you-beaut gel insoles I bought yesterday.
The idea is, I guess, to take the past and future out of consideration. I can only experiment with it. I can trust that if I need to plan something, I’ll feel inspired to make the plan at the time I make it (I felt inspired to buy the sourdough bread and marinated artichoke hearts down the shops this morning, though they were not for immediate consumption).
Anyway, I’ll see how it goes.
photo by Yves Lorson