Stop Wishing Time Away


So frequently I hear people say this is better or that was better. Just today, I have heard two people say it in my own home. I wish I had that house, Betty’s mom is nicer than my mom. It never stops. We get so caught up in feeling sorry for ourselves or wishing for something different that we stop enjoying what is right in front of us. Change those damaging words for I am grateful and list everything you can possibly come up with. Practice saying my life is good enough, I am good enough. You will be amazed at how your mind shifts to be present in the moments. Stop those I should have done things differently thoughts and replace them with my life played out exactly the way it was meant to be. You can’t wish things away and there is no magic pill or wand to magically make your life better. Your life is what it is in this moment and try and find a way to embrace it before the moment is gone. Believe me when I tell you this, the day will come when you look back on your life and say “If only I could be 20 again” or “I wish things were the way they used to be”. Why not enjoy life as you live through it instead of reliving it in your mind long after the moment has already passed.

Change your dialogue. Change your thoughts. Change your perspective. You will see your life in a whole new way and you will experience a happiness long forgotten. Do it now because every day we live is one less day in our hourglass of time. Every day melts away. Just like sand, our time slips through our fingertips. Hold onto it while you can and embrace every single second. Live with no regrets and don’t waste precious time wishing things were different.

8 thoughts on “Stop Wishing Time Away

  1. I certainly agree with what you say here. Another way to change thinking is to realize that it is okay to be “ordinary”. We drive ourselves by the need to be special, to be better than. If we accept ourselves as “ordinary” instead of being especially gifted or for that matter, especially wounded, we will be able to breathe and accept ourselves as we are. It will give us room to breathe and live fully. Wayne Muller talks about this in his outstanding book- Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood. Hmmmmm. I think I will add writing about that book to my future post list!


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