Living and Acting in the "Here and Now"! April 23, 2021 16:30

It's still early in the year, and while we continue to deal with the pandemic, I'm so happy to hear from many clients that they either have or are in the process of getting vaccinated! That's progress and encouraging news! Of course, we have to stay on task to get as many people protected as we can!

We have really been challenged by this time, and for many of us, myself included, life has been at a standstill. Just think about it! Typically, this time of year, we would have ideas and plans in our heads and hearts... projects we were pursuing or hoping to in the New Year... and goals to take on, but it's hard to do that with things as they are. While we're not out of the woods yet, we are getting there!

I know we are now entering March, and in astrology, March marks the start of Spring, which is actually the beginning of the Astrological Year! I think that this March would be an ideal time to begin thinking about the plans and projects you'd like to put in place. And one of the ways to do that is to focus on the power of "now."

If there is anything this past year has taught us, it's that the future is unknown. It is the present moment that counts. Certainly, we can use the past to learn from our mistakes, and look to the future to plan our accomplishments, but our focus and actions need to be on the "here and now." Yesterday is past and tomorrow is always ahead of us, just out of reach. Emily Dickinson saw that "Forever is composed of nows." And what we do with our "nows" determines our future.

So, starting this March, let's try living and acting in our "now." Time is a gift. Rather than waste precious moments worrying or projecting, let's use our "now time" to act and to do.

Now that I've given my pep talk, I'll close with words by the late General Omar Bradley:

"This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live."