I heard someone speaking on the radio last night who said that the present moment is so underrated. That is very true. Especially when that moment is not what you want it to be. If the frame isn’t what you pictured, you barely notice the beautiful scene in front of you. You are focused on all the reasons it’s not looking like you thought it should.
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, once said, “I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
Her mom had passed away, she was raising a child on her own without work, and she was trying to write a story. Not knowing if it would ever see the light of day.
The one thing she knew for sure is what she had in that moment. And she used that knowledge to rise up from the ashes.
We all have moments like that. Where we can make a choice to see all the things that are wrong or focus on all the things that are right. And that one decision will make all the difference.
As Voltaire once said, “Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”
Are you ready to be free? The choice is yours. No one owns your thoughts but you.