During times of reflection, we take a look back at how our decisions affected our day.
I try not to be obsessive with “rights” and “wrongs”, but hindsight is always 20/20.
My mind doesn’t like the feeling of ignoring the “right” and “wrongs”, but I won’t get anywhere being so narrow.
So, as I open my mind, I see things that happened during the day and find myself saying “I know”.
Usually, at the time, I either did NOT know or I did know but wasn’t where my mind was at that moment.
Give your mind some credit – in the present moment, it tries its hardest to stay there.
Utilizing your senses, taking note of what’s going on around you, it always works hard to keep you here.
But, as the conversation carries on, the mind can wander away from those senses.
I find myself using the “I know” statement as a snap judgment of what I “should” be doing instead or after the moment is over, what I “should have done”.
It’s not that my decision-making is always wrong, it’s that my mind immediately analyzes and makes me feel bad for not optimizing.
My analytically-based mind doesn’t always work the best in these emotionally-dependent situations.
Two quick thoughts:
- Although “I know” after the fact, I give myself some credit because I sincerely am always trying my best and am always intentional. Even if in the moment I had proper information, I may just have missed the mark. But, my heart is always there.
- I know I can’t be perfect, but I love seeking improvement in the little things.
“Constant” search for improvement has gotten me in trouble before, not quite being satisfied or proud of who I am in the present.
However, I am thankful for the mindfulness in my improvement focus.
I can turn the “I know” pieces into being mindful of what I DO know.
The knowledge that I have right now can help me if I focus on the proper places!
It’s just about having the strength to adjust that focus back to its origins once your focus falls away.
So, the central thought I am seeking to hold is that “I know” that the moment is mighty.
Each moment presents an opportunity to grab ahold and improve/learn from it.
Maintaining presence, growing, and going on.
“Someday, we’ll all be free.”
“I believe a few words can change your day and your life.”