Do not set your eyes on things far off. Pythian Odes – For Today – page 195
Lately I have been overwhelmed with many obligations at work and at home. I have struggled to find that right balance and to keep all the balls in the air. Because of this overwhelm, I tend to lose focus on today and project into the future. Sometimes the projection is around "it will get better when…" or it just involves me piling more and more stuff onto my plate and then getting completely overwhelmed to the point of paralysis. My Higher Power has provided me with exactly what I need for today and all I need to be concerned with is today. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, not next week…just for today. And some days my focus is only on the next couple of hours; if that is what it takes to keep me in the present then that is what I will do. At times I catch myself spending too much time in my past and too much time in my future that today blows right by me…and what have I missed? Were there lessons to learn, joys to achieve, feelings to feel and I just missed it by not being present?
For today: I refuse to sacrifice today for a tomorrow that never comes. I have everything I need to live today. For Today – page 195
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