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Are you Living for Today?
Are you Living for Today?
I am sure as you read that question that it was not difficult for you to respond with a "yes...I am living for today". But there is a part "B" to that question, and that is: "are you living today for tomorrow?" As most of us did, we probably watched our local TV stations who participated in entering the New Year with celebration. Thousands of people were packed in streets, holding glasses, celebration sparkling drinks and celebration gadgets in raised hands saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new year.
Here is a part "C" to the question. "Do you know what you are saying goodbye to, and do you know what you are welcoming?" This question may not be so easy to respond to. In fact, I am hoping that it is requiring you to exercise deep thought. There are reasons for celebration. Celebrating is a deliberate act, not just a spontaneous act. It has (or should have) purpose and meaning. So, celebrating a new year should mean that there is something deliberate and purposeful that you are planning to see take place in your personal and professional life.
This blog is not referring to the typical weight loss or buying your first car. Although all goals and plans are important, this blog is about what lies deep in your heart and in your soul. Unfortunately, if you have been one of those who have not taken the time to consider what lies within you that you need to say goodbye to, then this blog should motivate you to move closer to and look more intently at what needs to change within you.
The process is easy, but the journey may not be so easy. This type of new has nothing to do with others around you. In fact, no one will be able to see what has changed until you are well within the change. So, if you are the type of person who looks for approval from others, who wants people to compliment you for your efforts and diligence, who expects a pat on the back for encouragement, this inner change can only be acknowledged and satisfied by you. This may represent the change that may be necessary for you to make.
So, I encourage you to think about living for tomorrow and not just for today.
Transitioning from 2021 to 2022, I could not help but feel a little saddened as I turned on the TV to see thousands of people flood the streets in celebrating the new year. Most of them did not have masks on, no one was respecting or honoring social distancing. Yet, we still continue to be in a COVID alert and in a "social distancing" mandate. I am sure that these were the farthest thing from their minds. Perhaps they did not even care.
But living today for tomorrow involves caring! Caring not only about yourself, but about the welfare of others, about the importance of understanding rules, honoring boundaries, respecting those who hold well-earned titles (such as doctors who understand the onset of diseases), etc. This may be difficult to read but think of it from a parenting perspective. If you have children, picture a level of disrespect that you know you do not want to experience from them, or them doing exactly what they want to do despite what you say. That is not such a pretty picture. But your maturity gives you the ability to project their future when they do not honor and respect rules and instructions. Your maturity allows you the same insight by not abiding by health and safety rules.
If you have not considered what influences your decisions, this is a nice time to take a closer look at those influences so that you can live more in control of your tomorrow.
Yes, I encourage you to spend time meditating on the question: "Are you living for your future today and for your tomorrow?" Not being able to identify those influences could mean that you are not able to see the big picture clearly about who you are. Just like looking in a mirror, it is important that you look at those influences. If you do not, then you have no way to know what you need to say goodbye to.
With that, I encourage you to take the time to see what lies within you and what influences cause you to act and do. Choose any of the following to work with:
(1) an emotion
(2) a thought
(3) a behavior
(4) a habit
(5) an attitude
(6) a relationship and
(7) a negative perception
That should keep you busy for some time! Taking this step will assure that you will always be living today for your tomorrow and your future.
God's blessings over you!
The Spiritual Surgeon
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