So often it feels like life is not following the script. It feels as though we are on an endless hamster wheel. We keep trying to run faster but our level of exhaustion and frustration exceeds our progress. When it feels like life is falling short of the life we want to have, that we are striving to have, that we think we deserve to have, it is only natural to feel frustrated. We may ask why? We may feel life is not fair. We are desperate to change it yet feel powerless to do so.
How often have you looked back and said “I wish I had …..” or “If only I had …”. We may feel frustrated as we recognize missed opportunities. There is absolutely nothing we can do to change the past. The best that we can hope for as a result of 20/20 hindsight is the knowledge to help us avoid those mistakes going forward.
Our circumstances today are the result of thousands and tens of thousands of...
When it feels like life is falling short of the life we want to have, that we are striving to have, that we think we deserve to have, it is only natural to feel frustrated and overwhelmed. We feel torn in too many directions and like it is not possible to do everything on our “to do” list. We may ask why? We may feel life is not fair. Others seem to manage to juggle everything gracefully. We struggle to understand why they can and we can’t.
Often those feelings come as a result of yesterday’s choices. We are overwhelmed and frustrated and filled with regret that we didn’t take advantage of an opportunity, that we procrastinated doing something that is now biting us in the butt, or hindsight is now pointing out the error of our ways.
There is absolutely nothing we can do to change the past. Our circumstances today are the result of thousands and tens of thousands of small and large decisions...
All three of these words have the same root…mind. Yet they are totally different. At different times each of them could probably accurately describe where we are at. How do they differ and why is that significant?
When we are mindful, we are consciously focused on something. We are fully and completely present.
Mindset refers to a fixed attitude and an unwillingness to change.
Mindless is another way of describing what I frequently call living on “automatic pilot.” It is making choices without thinking about them and their potential consequences.
Like so may other things in life this is not all good or all bad. For the vast majority of us we do not need to think about breathing, our heart beating or simple movements. These things happen mindlessly. They do not require conscious thought. That is great. That allows us to focus on things beyond the basic mechanics of staying alive. ...