This Is It

March 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment


It’s easy in life to get caught up in ruminations about the past or worries about the future.  For many, this is a particularly unstable time.  People are worried about their jobs and maintaining financial stability.  Parents worry about the environment in which they are raising their children.  We worry about war, health and making a living and ruminate on how we got here. 

In the process of ruminating and worrying we can miss what is going on right now.  Often, what’s happening right here in the present is worth paying attention to.  This is the life we are living.  Only by paying attention will we know if it is the life we want to live.

Try reminding yourself from time to time: “This is it.” See if there is anything at all that it cannot be applied to. Remind yourself that acceptance of the present moment has nothing to do with resignation in the face of what is happening. It simply means a clear acknowledgment that what is happening is happening.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by
Jon Kabat-Zinn


Entry filed under: mindfulness, mindfulness exercises. Tags: , , , , .

Mindfulness in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Surviving a Crisis with Self-Soothing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 65 other subscribers


Follow Me On Twitter

%d bloggers like this: