I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately and I noticed that much of that reflection was about the near term past. It was useful in opening me up to decisions I’ve made or not, roads I’ve taken or not and things I’m still uncertain or undecided about. Which on the one hand is good and on the other it leaves me in a bit of a “so what?” place. I can only take action now if and when I’m ready and I will.
I’m deciding today that my ponderings for the rest of the week will be on the future – no specific time frame of future, just beyond today. And so to help get me in that frame of mind, I’ve chosen for this week’s Midweek Musical Magic the song Don’t Stop written by Christine McVie and sung by Fleetwood Mac.
“If you wake up and don’t want to smile
If it takes just a little while
Open your eyes and look at the day
You’ll see things in a different way”
This morning I woke up and felt a bit tired. I sat up in bed and saw the bunch of white roses I’d placed on my chest of drawers blooming beautifully back at me. A smile was easy. I opened the window and the birds greeted me with their tuneful songs. A smile was easy.
“Why not think about times to come?
And not about the things that you’ve done
If your life was bad to you
Just think what tomorrow will do”
We can all imagine a future, even one day ahead that can be brighter, better or a repeatable best day of the past. I believe that when we imagine what we want it feels good and we are more likely to take action to fulfil the future we want. I’ve learnt, but am inconsistently applying, the wise words of Dr Joe Dispenza ,“To change is to think greater than how we feel. To change is to act greater than the familiar feelings of the memorized self.”
“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone”
- Yesterday has gone and anything we did has created an energy that we can choose to carry into today and tomorrow or not.
- Yesterday has gone and so there is no point in wishing things had been different.
- Yesterday has gone so take what you want to learn from it and move on.
- Yesterday has gone and be thankful there is another day to appreciate.
Tomorrow will soon be here. Are you ready?