When I first read it in a book I jumped right out of my couch and started working on my project.
“There is only one time that is important: NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.” ~Leo Tolstoy
Now is the only time I can do something about my life. I can plan and fantasize about my future all I want, but I have no power over what will actually take place. Nor can I change what happened in my past.
The only thing I have power over is this moment. Nothing more, nothing less. There is absolutely no reason to wait for a better time.
Tolstoy’s quote is timely also because I’ve diligently practiced my mindfulness skills (Defuse from your thoughts) – mindful breathing and leaves on the stream – in the last weeks. I think I’m starting to get results. During the last two weeks I’ve felt more peaceful than usually and I’m not as entangled with the stories and sh*t that goes round and round in my head. I live more in the now and less in my past or in my thoughts about the possible future.
It’s difficult to put into words, but I think it’s real.
I hope you enjoy the quote and the inspiration graphic!