I’m in Astor Place now and I’m reminiscing the time that my best friend, Elizabeth Beltran, and I some years ago used to go to BBQ’s for a drink. I remember the conversations she and I used to have about men and about life in general and I remember these times with such tenderness. As I look back, if I can turn back time, I would have appreciated more those moments I had rather than worry about a future that hasn’t arrived yet.
Lots of times we worry about a future that hasn’t arrived and think about the things that we do not have that we lose sight of all that we do have and at the value that this very moment has. This very moment will be the past and the next minute is the future. We sometimes forget that we are creating the future this very moment.
As I look back at every disappointment, every hurt, every joy, every laughter, I can start to see the value in it. There is value in every moment. Even this very moment has value no matter what state you are in now. There is something that we are learning every single day if only we are open to it. This moment that we have we won’t get it back, therefore, it’s best to enjoy it.
When you can’t seem to value the moment you have, question yourself why that is. What are you thinking that is preventing you from enjoying the moment? Ask yourself what are your worries. A lot of times you may notice these are worries that perhaps you are creating in your mind. If not, then ask yourself what can you do to make the situation better.
The best way to make our lives better is by savoring this moment. When you savor the moment, you are adding more health into your life, your energy changes and you are overall a better person. The best way to have a good past that we can look back and just smile is by savoring this very moment. The best way to have a great future, believe it or not, is by making the most of the moment that you have right now because what you do now does have an effect on your future.
Rather than worrying about what hasn’t happened yet, think about all that you have now. It’s because we worry about how things will happen, the wondering how we’re going to make it happen that we fall in the trap of not enjoying where we are. I know because I did this for too long. Too much worrying, apart from not allowing you to enjoy the moment, it makes you physically sick, clouds your mind, fills you up with negativity and robs you of your essence. Anything that robs you of your essence is not worth it.
It’s understandable to be disappointed, sad, perhaps even feel anger for not having certain things in life. Perhaps you’ve been waiting too long for something to happen that hasn’t happened. Whatever it is, it is critical that no matter what it is that you don’t have yet that you enjoy this very moment because there is value to every moment. Savoring this moment will also add more health and well-being into your life.