“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise one is content, whatever it may be, without wishing for what s/he has not.”
Hocus does this for me.
I’ve written about the power of our presence in an earlier post. Once again, she became my teacher.
If we are willing, the presence of our animal friends can teach us; we can master being fully present.
We can be fully grounded in gratitude now; not fearful of what will be or regretting what was/wasn’t. 🔹
Animals are just as sensitive as we sensitive beings are, but they also have the conscious ability to be fully focused, and fully present. And they practice this at every opportunity. It’s truly extraordinary.
We have the gift of learning from their practice of being mindful and 💯content, here and now.
If your fearful of the future or resisting the present, you’re placing limits on incredible miracles and possibilities!
If your mind is pulled in a million directions, so is your energy. If your energy is scattered, you’re not fully present. If you’re not fully present, you’re not a gift to anyone.🌸
The gift of you is too precious to be wasted on being scattered about. Be here now, beloved.
The other day my son asked me..
“Mum do you miss Jos, do you miss your Dad”?
And my answer, was “NO!”. I miss the thought of a Dad, the Dad that would go above and beyond for his little girl, the Dad who staunches boys to make sure he won’t hurt her, the Dad who walks a girl down the aisle and the Dad who looks at his daughter with a love that a man without a child can’t understand.
But I never had those things, 90-95% of my childhood memories aren’t pretty so how can I miss what I never had?
I loved him, he loved me and I know that caring about someone and not wanting them apart of your life is okay.
I smile when I think of him because I remember his weirdness, a weirdness that lives on.
I remember the way he stood, the way he spoke and the copious amounts of ‘idiot juice’ (VB) that he drank.
I remember the stories he told me about peeing on lemon trees is good for it.
And I remember some of the places we visited that are positive memories that I visit from time to time just to say hello.
The funny thing about death is when you come to terms with what it means, it doesn’t affect you anymore.
When you realise that you wouldn’t have what you have now, had he not passed away - you just contently smile and go “he was a good man”. I learnt from his death, exactly who I wanted to be and that was someone who didn’t allow life’s circumstances to consume her.
I learnt that drugs are bad and that life is short.
And I learnt exactly what type of parent I wanted to be.
If I spent my life missing someone so much when they are never coming back, my kids would suffer and I would never truly live.
Life is short, death is forever.
Learn it. Live it. Love it.
Exactly 7 years apart... The guy on the left knew everything about healthy living, but would’ve rather trash his body on the daily. After being a drug addict for more than 10 years and getting clean. All the guy on the left did was swapped the witch for the bitch ( drugs and alcohol for food and laziness). It got to the point where I’d eat I’d always need to eat more regardless how full I was. At 31 I was a suspecting diabetic. Doctors telling me I need to lose weight I was shortening my life. I’d eat and I’d get constant stomach pain.
I hated myself the way I looked I had a rock bottom moment after my 3rd child was born and I decided to make the change.
Guy on the right is 30kg lighter 28% bf less and strong fit and healthy.. I owe a lot of this to joining @cf_ipswich and the community support I get from their #accountability .
Life on life’s terms as long as I keep rolling forward I’m winning... #crossfit#ipswichbarbellclub#crossfitipswich#wgifitfam#weightlifting#olympicweightlifting#cleanandjerk#snatch#allheart#stronglegsstrongmind#thechieflife#targetnutrition#builtbycfi#fitfam#abs#fitdad#fuckadadbod