We hear the phrase, but do we really live for today? We hear the call to be more mindful, but do we heed the call? Your past can be transformed today, and your future can resemble the awareness that you bring to this day. Affirm to treat today as if it were the miracle that could change anything.
“Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow; gather the roses of life today.” – Pierre de Ronsard
Learning to Let it Go
I am willing to let go of what is no longer here. The hurts of my past have passed.
All that is left from our past is the love we have given and received–this means that anything that is not love is no longer here. We can bring the love of our past into today, but we needn’t drag the demons of our past here, too, for they are no more.
Of course, we can continue to look for what is no longer here, but should we make that our focus, we miss out on the depth of beauty that is here, today.
We are each faced with the difficult practice of letting go that which no longer serves our present. Though we may long for what we once had, or long to make it different, we cannot go back in time and fix the past. We can transform it, however.
We can adjust the lens through which we perceive our past, and therefore return our power to the present moment.
Our capacity to experience a miraculous shift is here, always here.
Try letting go of anything that did not bring you joy, light, or a lesson. Cherish those moments that carried love and still do. You don’t have to carry the pain of yesterday around with you today, for it is heavy. You can instead carry around the love that once was, and so always is.
Love is the one thing that never dies.
The present moment is not bound by the past nor masked by the future, unless we force it to be this way. You can craft the life you want by forgiving your past, feeling grateful for its lessons, living in this moment, having reverence for this moment, and prioritizing love above all else.
You hold the power to create your future from the choices you make this day.
We are always promised this one eternal gift of love in the present moment. Live for the promise of today.
Love, and Live for Today
With each mindful moment, I create a future that is less like yesterday, and more like today.
In Brendon Burchard’s The Motivation Manifesto, he calls for presence: “Without a vibrant awareness, we cannot connect with others or ourselves, nor can we meet the demands of the hour with grace.” In other words, show up for your own life with a full heart.
The present moment is full of wonderful things just beckoning us to look for them. Be here, now, and seek the beauty in this moment.
It’s when we’ve stopped sensing the still, stunning fullness of the moment that we become consumed with fear, doubt and worry.
Life is meant to be deeply felt.
It’s beautiful and divine in its own right. Reading this now is your reminder to live for today, for today is meant to be lived to its fullest.
Move with meaning, speak with purpose, savor your meal, smell the flower, and adore the simplicity in the mosaic of moments that string themselves together to form the masterpiece that is your lifetime.
We’re alive in the present moment, only this moment. This is the only moment we’re alive for. This day means everything.
- Are you willing to pause and appreciate the intricacies of today
- How can you bring more mindful energy to your experiences?
Please share your thoughts, mindfulness practices, favorite excerpts from this affirmation, and any experiences with me in the comments.
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When you stop to live for today, reflect on the peace that’s present here.
Free watercolor texture by cgarofani, with lettering by Aim Happy.