“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” Eckhart Tolle
I reminded someone yesterday that most of the “right nows” of our life are just fine. Of course, there are some not fine moments sprinkled in but for the most part a majority of the “right nows” are simply, just fine.
It helps to plant your feet, take several deep breaths, and remind yourself “right now I’m safe and right now I’m fine (or maybe even happy, healthy, loved).” It helps to do that several times throughout your day. Often our threat response is triggered and we are ripped from the right now into the “what if” or the “what was.” When this happens, pause, breathe, and remind yourself, “right now, I’m safe.”
If right now is not fine, breathe, and let the moment move into a just fine moment. Remind yourself, like all of the other not fine moments before this one, “this too shall pass.”