All that exists is Now!

I’ve been encouraged to do a lot of visualisations and goal setting recently. Normally I love that stuff!! But my world right now feels more unpredictable than ever before.

But is it?

No of course not, my future is as unpredictable as it always has been. I’ve just been thrown into the present in a relatively uncomfortable way, so it feels more unpredictable. But this presents a challenge… Goal setting and visualising when you feel like the world is unsteady isn’t always easy, so how do we proceed forwards? I spent a lot of time looking in the mirror for this because I wanted it to feel authentic.

What I’ve decided to do (I’ll let you know how it works out) is to take a look at my imagined future self and then choose to see her in me, now, today. Ultimately our future self never really exists anyway, the only thing we have control over is how we choose to behave today.

So if your future self were a yoga master or novelist or business person, take steps today to be that person today. I don’t just mean work towards the goal, I mean BE that version of yourself today. Dress the way they do, live the way they do, speak the way they do. In these moments we’re expressing our true nature right now.

If all we have is now, then our actions today become more important and urgent. If there is no future self, there is no time to put things off that really matter. You can be your future self today.

I’ll talk another day about our fairy tale self, but for now, play a simple game with me. Answer the question below…

How do you see yourself in the future? (It’s okay if some of these things you already do/are)
I see someone who is
– Smiley
– Writes daily
– Meditates daily
– Has published a book
– Known for my gifts

Now it’s your turn, feel welcome to write your answers in the comments below. How do you see yourself in the future?x

4 thoughts on “All that exists is Now!

  1. This is wonderful. I know I’m definitely guilty of fixating on the future and I’m not alone in that. It’s important to live your present life the way you want it to be, not pining away over some future person that doesn’t exist.

    • I totally agree šŸ™‚

      I am who I am today, now… It’s so liberating!

      On a deeper level of course we all just exist in every moment. At the same time we all live in a world where our lives require some action, even if it’s so we can secure a roof over our heads and food in our tummies.

      I guess I’ve been dealt a hand recently that turned my life upside down and the future I expected was taken away… and to some extent I knew how to behave on a daily basis because that security of a known future was there.

      Now I don’t have that and I have to start rebuilding my life and try to figure out what I want and in turn how I relate to my future self and me right now. The only way I could figure that out was know which parts of me are so true and authentic that I’d be moving towards them regardless.

      There were plenty of things that I wanted on my list that I couldn’t say was true… Like do yoga everyday! That falls into the fantasy future self the fairytale me I’d like to believe would happen that is about as laughable as me running everyday,xxx

    • Oh what a lovely website!! I’ll take a closer look later today. I love vision boards. My friend uses an app to create hers which I think is really smart. Mine are mostly the old fashioned way with cut outs and glue but I love it,xx

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