I choose to live in my skin and feel my feelings today.
ALAN WATTS SAID, “THERE IS NEVER ANYTHING BUT THE PRESENT, AND IF ONE CANNOT LIVE THERE, ONE CANNOT LIVE ANYWHERE.” (3)
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
To live in the present is difficult because usually when I am depressed I live in the faults, losses, guilt, and shame world of the past. The horrible past with all its hurts, imperfections and sins make it impossible but for me to live in yesterday.
I am gradually learning how to live, one day at a time. I am also picking up on how to see the red flags that pop up in my mind whenever I have a thought, or an action that indicates a need to sad myself. I have to admit defeat over what happened yesterday, accept myself for today and just thank God that I am alive and that I can choose to feel differently right now.
I accept the present as my only dwelling place . I find that the more I am in touch with my present feelings, the more I can grow into a healthier human being.
God you told us that we had enough troubles today and that we didn’t need to live in tomorrow. Our depression will be diminished the more we take charge of our lives today, utilizing your guidance that we receive in quietly listening to your voice.
SOURCE: Higher thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for 12 Step fellowship groups.