Four benefits of staying in the present

We predict, project, and fret and look into our crystal ball to try to see what’s ahead. There are even graphs and charts that show us predictions that scare us.

We don’t need to make up reasons to be anxious.

I remember struggling with staying in the present when Charles was using. My mind skipped forward like a smooth rock on a pond creating outlandishly dramatic future scenarios that made me worry. These did nothing to prepare me or bring me peace.

The truth is, things often don’t turn out as we imagine. It almost always takes an unexpected turn. … Read more...