Monday, January 28, 2013

Mindful Monday's...

You've all heard some spin on the old adage of "being present"...

..."the power of now"

..."staying in the moment"

...etc., etc.

These are some of the popular buzz words surrounding the trendy (albeit not new) motto about living for today. Easier said than done...

Huh huh...

So, in keeping on point with all that is hip, happening and hot (yeah right!!) I've decided to use "Mindful Monday's" as a compass to guide my awareness ship through the week. Sounds good, right?

Except...


I have never been any damn good at being mindful or present. Yes! There it is; I confess it!  My mind stubbornly insists on worrying about the future and mourning the past that it leaves little time to engage in the present. Am I alone in this dilemma?? 

Gosh, I hope not...

I really want to be more present and I do try to be aware, but more often than not, I end up fussing and mussing so much I lose much of what is going on. Then I mourn the fact that I didn't really enjoy or relish the occasion.  What to do...

This I know for sure is that long before "the power of now" became trendy my faith tells me that worry is useless and counterproductive.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own." - Matthew 6:24

In other words, God knew we'd been prone to worry. He assured us that with His help, today is enough for us to handle. We neither need nor should concern ourselves about what has gone before or what is to come.

 So, with this in mind and on my heart...

I shall go boldly forth where no man has gone before...Oops!...I'm getting off track! Sorry...

I shall boldly take a leap of faith on every Monday of each week to be mindful, present and remain in all things now! I will stay mindful, I will pray without ceasing, I will set my mind on what is above, not on what is on the earth. Col.3:2  Hopefully, this will expand to every day of the week, but Monday is a good place to begin...

...wish me well on this journey, pray for me, remind me...



Kumbaya...