“The greatest discovery is that humans can alter their lives by altering their minds.”   

~ William James

 

As we get older we learn to value our time, genuine relationships, meaningful work, and peace of mind. Our thoughts become quieter, life humbles us, and we begin to refocus our attention on what truly matters.

I’m often wondering why it takes so long for us to realize the value of living in the NOW and celebrating life. If you’re like the majority of us, we become so consumed with constant multitasking that we become distracted and lose that focus. We give too much of our time to meaningless time wasters, which causes unnecessary stress to the best of us.

We get caught up in the whirlwind of life’s demands and responsibilities. We try to distract ourselves to numb the stresses we feel, but by doing so we also distract ourselves from what matters the most. We rush through our days until we’re left questioning where the time went.

But it doesn’t have to be this way anymore!

Become an active and passionate participant in life. Live for today, tomorrow, and every tomorrow. Accept those things you can’t change, and change within yourself what you want to change. The only thing you really have control over is your thoughts. This simple understanding is the foundation of acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be peace of mind and serenity.

Peace can be found within you at any place and at any time. It’s always there…waiting for you to turn your attention inward and experience a quiet stillness. It happens when you let go of the need to be anywhere else but where you are now–physically and emotionally.

The same part of you that longs for peace of mind is the same part of you that experiences peace of mind. It’s easy to achieve and it’s as close as your next thought.

There are moments when I wish I could roll back time and redo things with the wisdom I have now, but there are no repeats in life. We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it by bringing the lessons and wisdom to the forefront of our learning. We can’t change what we can’t change. No one can. But what we can change is our attitude, and celebrate life.

“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”  ~Connor Franta

 

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH. R.HA
Peak Performance Coach

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