Clinging to the Present

At times in our journey through life, it becomes increasingly more difficult to live in the present. We don’t know what is going to happen regarding our health, our finances, our children, or relationships. Much of life is out of our hands, so what do we do? Continue to live in the knowledge of this moment. No matter what is happening. Your boyfriend may be ending his interest in you, your daughter may be moving hundreds of miles away, your bank account may be draining rapidly without much hope of deposits, your job may be on a precarious ledge. We may react to these occurrences with fear or perhaps sadness, and that’s ok. Keep your focus on the emotion connected to the in-the-present situation. It’s sad when a loved one leaves or ends a relationship with us, it’s scary when we aren’t sure how things will work out for us.

Take a deep breath. Remind yourself that you can get through this. Talk to good, trusted friends about how you are feeling and ask to be held accountable to not creating stories about how your situation will end. Remember that rearview mirror? You have made it to today. You will make it through the next breath. That is your focus, this breath, this moment.

I’m feeling this right now. My daughter and I are heading back to North Carolina for a check-up. She is not doing well. She has lost 10-15 pounds since we returned home, she is lethargic and not feeling well. She has done what she can to let her transplant coordinator know of her situation without any concern from her. Maybe all is well. I do not know. I can only look at what I see, feel my fear, take a breath and let it go. We will have answers in about a week. I will deal with the answers when we get them. Until then: No stories, feel my fear for a moment then let it go as I take a long, slow deep breath. The God of the universe is in control, I can rest knowing that whatever the answers are, He will help me.

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2 thoughts on “Clinging to the Present

  1. Jon LaGuardia

    Hi Karen,

    I just want you to know that I enjoy reading your blogs,they are very helpful and inspiring. I also would like you to know that I am Praying for you and your Daughter, and I admire your honesty and your courage throughout all of this. Again my Prayers go out to your Daughter, and you,and your Family.

    Jon La Guardia

    Sent from my iPad

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    • How scary Karen. Praying God holds you and Anna and your family In His hands. Praying you get answers and Anna is cared for with the best care and attention. Praying God gives the docs wisdom to make sure Anna is healthy. Praying for God to send people across your path to uphold you and comfort you and your sweet girl. Hugs, Shelley

      Sent from my iPad

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