I will know peace when……

I learn to focus on one thing at a time.

Filling up our time with to much busyness is just another self destructive way of avoiding our problems. Instead of owning up to our problems we can get caught up in running around like crazy until our lives are overflowing with commitments and obligations that we can’t possibly meet. The feelings of fear inadequacy, unworthiness, and even desperation now take over. We can then feel like giving up. This is the exact moment that we need to remind ourselves that we can only do one thing at a time.

We have to remind ourselves that in reality, we only have to deal with what is in front of me, in this moment. However, this doesn’t mean that we will not feel threatened, fearful, angry, humiliated or that we won’t do anything silly or self destructive again. The important thing to remember is that if we are living in the present moment we will be more aware of our present feelings and impulses. When we bring awareness to stressful moments we think more clearly and we might see our own unbalanced view as the root cause to an inappropriate, overreaction on our part, perhaps our behavior could be out of proportion to what the actual circumstance is. Staying in the present moment helps us to think more clearly in order to respond maturely in the moment. Working on staying in the moment is an experience that words cannot describe; there is a spiritual element that must be felt, in order to truly understand this concept.