Now is where we experience joy

When we just do something, straight away, without thinking, it brings us simple pure joy. Not in the forward-thinking sense of completing an achievement, it is in the simple pleasure of this real moment now.

We can only ever do something now, of course, but all too often the doing is drowned out by the endless thoughts of the outcome, or whether or not we are doing it right, or if we should even be doing it at all, or how can we avoid doing so as not to expose ourselves to criticism and the list of thoughts can go on and on. So we do not experience joy when we are taken over by our thoughts.

Now is where we experience joy, only if we are disconnected from our thoughts.

Do something different

If we keep doing the same thing, thinking the same thoughts, reacting the same way…well, no surprise, everything continues as is.

If we want to change something in our life, and of course, not doing anything is an option too, then we have to do something different, step away from our repetitive thought patterns and stop reacting.

The simple change can be to just let things go, accept what is, accepting others as they are and just being.

Just be.