“What would it be like if I could accept life — accept this moment — exactly as it is?~Tara Brach
When it comes to life, there are many things, as humans, we find ourselves regretting. We wished we did this. Why didn’t we do that? What if… How… Why…
These and many other questions tend to be a part of the human psyche. The beauty of mindfulness is that we can choose to take a step back, observe the moment, and decide (yes, YOU decide) whether we want to remain stuck in past moments or whether we want to accept the moment–accept life–as it is.
It certainly isn’t an easy endeavor. But if we take one step at a time, one breath, one moment; then we will be able to eventually see ourselves on the other side.
YOU matter. YOU have a purpose in this world. YOU are important because there is NO ONE in this world that is like YOU. Be in the moment; accept the moment; leave the moment as it is.
With this blog I am attempting to merge the connection between mindfulness and crafting. What better way to be in the moment that with a project that you can devote 100% of your attention to? There are many forms of meditation out there, and no two people preform it exactly the same way.
Some people read; some craft; some sit in lotus position humming “OHM”. Whatever it is you use to observe the moment, use it to truly be in that moment. Not in the past, not in the future, in the now. You can’t control what happens around you, but you can control how you react to it.
With knitting, each moment creates a new stitch. Over time, the stitches build on each other and make a finished fabric. Sometimes during the knitting process, mistakes happen. At the point of notice of the mistake, you–as creator–can decide to leave the mistake and let it be “character”; you can fix the mistake by ripping out the rows/rounds you may have already knit; or you can just unravel the column of stitches that are above the mistake.
Whatever choice you make, you must be content with it and allow it to be what it is going to be. We can’t change the fact that the mistake was made. We can pretend like it didn’t happen. But, we can choose how we deal with the mistake, and let it be as it is.
How do you accept life? This moment? Does it come naturally for you? Or do you have to work hard at it? Tell me in the comments what tools you use to be in the moment.