Be fully in the moment, open yourself to the powerful energies that are dancing around you. ~ Hemingway
Heroes are realized in moments of grand action. They’re made over years of battling, braving the harshness that others avoid, building resilience and grit that most don’t have the patience for. Where warriors, legends, and heroes excel, isn’t in the future or the past, but the present. They fight to stay there, they battle to be there. They’re at war with the past and the future that aim to cloud and corrupt the present by invading their minds. It’s the same with all of us. We spend so little time in the present, being in the present, that we never truly use it to our benefit, and we rarely appreciate it.
Life is like a breath of air on a cold day, it’s there for a moment and then it goes away.
Every few minutes I battle to regain my mind. I fight the urge to lament on the past or dream about the future, instead remaining in the present. It’s not easy. And sometimes reflection and dreaming is needed, but in our minds we spend far too many moments where our bodies are not, and we lose out because of it.
So fight to be here. Wage war against the urges and the ease of being elsewhere. If you lose yourself in sorrow of mistakes made, bring yourself to the present, and instead of thinking, live.