"Do now, do now, what you will wish to have done when your moment comes to die." [St. Angela Merici]

Thursday, January 12, 2017

What’s Going on in Your Life at This Moment?



By Micky Wolf
Let’s approach this question as two sides of the same coin.

Side one involves your circumstances.

You may be dealing with short-term or chronic health issues.

You may be in the middle of a move, new job, new home, or all three.

You may be struggling your way through a major life event—loss of a loved one, a painful divorce.

You may be in the process of checking off the items on your to do list for the day.

Bottom line—our circumstances are ever-changing. Some hit hard, others are routine, even mundane.

Which leads us to side number two.

We are not helpless. We have options. We can react, as if every moment is about putting out fires, OR we can respond with peace and wisdom. The direction we take is directly associated with how we perceive and act upon the ups and downs, ins and outs, knowns and unknowns, of those circumstances.

Bottom line--while you and I may not have control over the individual issues or concerns that are going on at this moment, we do have a choice. Act, or react.

Now, let’s add a third component.

How’s your middle doing, the stuff between the sides? Or, put another way, what is at the heart and center of your being?

Because it’s when we allow God to work in our interior—the depths of our soul—that we discover the real truth, the set and substance of who and what we are created for in living our life in this moment.

Bottom line—it’s about saying yes. Not to trying to figure it all out, but giving the Spirit time and space to lead us in our discernment and decision-making with regard to our priorities at any given moment.

Priorities. What are yours? Give yourself permission and time to get beneath the surface. Listen to those whispers that will give voice (and action) to the deepest hopes and desires of your inmost being.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed or distracted by “what’s happening”. So much so that the still small voice of wiser or more meaningful choices and intentions longing to be heard is derailed sooner rather than later.

Bottom line—the end result is not feeling or believing we’re quite in the center of God’s will, or living the life we’ve been put here to live.

I’ll ask you again—what’s going on in your life at this moment?

Are you allowing your circumstances to define your priorities?

Do you believe you have no choice?

And speaking of health, what’s the status of your middle, the condition of your spirit, mind, body, emotions, and soul?

If there’s one nugget of wisdom I could pass on to you it’s this—we don’t have any guarantee of the “next moment.” Not. One. Single. Guarantee.

Sooo…

Bottom line—get on with it, whatever it is. Created in the image and likeness of God, you and I have everything we need. Period.




 

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