*This card comes from Cheryl Richardson’s Grace deck.*
“Bring your mind into present-moment time. Now is the only place to be.”
Instead of scattering our thoughts and energies worrying about what we’re supposed to be doing in the future, this card recommends that we focus on our presence.
True presence takes effort. Especially in today’s busy culture, our minds wander, keeping us constantly entertained with thoughts about the past and plans for future, pieces of conversation and even song lyrics. It takes tremendous focus to keep our minds trained on the here and now.
Worrying about the past is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn’t help you get anywhere. The future is much like the past in that it’s not a real place. Putting your full attention into some place that’s not real cuts your effectiveness in half.
You can do the most good and have the best influence by keeping your thoughts in the present moment.
When you pay full attention to what you’re doing, without any burden of expectation, you create an opportunity for miracles to happen.
When you focus on staying present, you allow space for your Captain to make the necessary adjustments for good things to happen. You don’t have to do it all. You don’t have to be anyone other than who you are. Your presence is all that is required to live right now.
Let go of trying to control everything. Give yourself a chance to rest. Be here now.
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