A tree does not sit in judgement of the future or the past. A flower does not compare itself to other flowers and say, “I should be richer, smarter, prettier or more fragrant.” So many of us seem to derive a divine sense of peace from nature and maybe this is because the essence of nature seems to be ever in harmony with what is.
Rather than being at war with ‘what is‘ through mind voices like regret, judgement and worry, maybe a better choice is to make peace with the present. Accept the moment for it is what it is. Tune out the voices and tune in the presence.
One essential key is to remember that you are not the voices in your head. You are something deeper. Rather than ‘I think therefore I am’ it would be more accurate to say ‘I am, therefore I am.’
Rather than frantically searching under imaginary Christmas Christmas trees, give your best attention to the one that’s sitting in the living room of your own consciousness.
The present of your presence.