Some People Wait Their Entire Lives to Ask this Question

mindfulness and psychotherapyThere is a well known proverb that says,

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”

Do yourself a favor, read that quote over again and allow your mind to see it as if for the very first time.

Our minds are very clever and make instant decisions about whether something is important to pay attention to and act on. When our minds see something over and again it becomes routine and we glance over it without really paying attention.

What arises is, ďyup, I know that one, thatís good advice, been there done thatĒ and the day goes on without actually taking action with it.

Ask yourself, whenís the last time I actually intentionally paid attention to the seeds I plant day to day or moment to moment?

Are you planting seeds of negative thinking, self-judgment, catastrophic thinking, or isolation? Or are you planting seeds of gratitude, laughter, giving, and compassion? This isnít meant to be Pollyanna; itís just a very practical way to influence how our minds work.

Basically, what we practice we get. So what are you practicing at home, at work, with friends, and even on vacation? Itís worth taking an inventory.

Some people wait their whole lives before realizing the seeds theyíve planted. You can do this now.

Take a moment reflect on that. Share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

Reposted from Elisha Goldstein’s Mindfulness Blog on Psychcentral.com

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