Every now and then I write a little about mindfulness and living in the moment and seeing the joy in where you are right now. These messages are always slipped into other posts, they have never stood alone because I’ve found it really hard to communicate exactly what I mean when I talk about these concepts.
But, this video does a good job of explaining most of what I mean (it links to YouTube).
**EDIT 12/17/13: Old video was pulled for copyright issues so I found a new one, this one is the full version of the speech without the fun video that accompanied the old link sadly but is still worth watching.**
Basically, don’t let your expectations for tomorrow or regrets about yesterday ruin your today. After getting on the road as a full-timer, or completing any other big dream, there won’t be a happily ever after, as much as we all might wish it worked like that. Life has it’s ups and downs, and today will always have it’s challenges. Some will be misfortunes that we have no control over and get frustrated about, others will be tedious things like in that video that need to be done whether we like it or not. The great thing is that we have the option to consciously decide how to respond and feel about the roadblocks and pitfalls we come up against.