Living in the Moment

Yesterday’s baggage is just that- yesterday’s. I will not allow the baggage of yesterday to hold me back today, and I will use my day today to create for myself a better tomorrow.

The persecution and violence I experienced yesterday (speaking of a real world situation) will be answered with kindness and help today. I will learn to tolerate their intolerance, to love them in spite of their hate for me.

 

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3 thoughts on “Living in the Moment

  1. I hope everything is ok, Glad you can find love and forgiveness in these trying times. Here’s to a brighter tomorrow and a glorious now. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

    • Everything is okay. In a moment of weakness I broke from my own principles and spoke out against something. I took a stand against the open and public bigotry of a neighbor, after hearing it almost daily for eight months. In doing so, I became the target of hate myself.

      I learned that despite my own principles about tolerating everyone, even the most ignorant or ‘evil’, I have a limit. Another puzzle to solve- balancing protecting the oppressed versus living in harmony with everyone.

      Thanks for the hugs šŸ™‚

      The experience has inspired a lot of ideas to write about (very welcome after a long slump) and provided a chance to really practice and refine my principles (despite the momentary lapse).

  2. I’m also happy you are ok. It’s sometimes easy to break out from your own principles when confronted with such bigotry and speak up for someone or something which is dear to you or dear to your principles. The problem of speaking out or not is a very fine line..you need to trust your intuition and go with the flow of life in that moment which is then in the ‘Now’….it’s often a challenge here in China because we see all sorts of things happening before our very eyes each and everyday, some things which would blow your mind and hurt your very soul.. but each moment has to be looked at individually and our intuition tells us to speak out or not, to act or not!

    Namaste my friend
    Mark

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