Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today is Not Your Enemy

I think it is Eckhart Tolle who mentions that each day is our friend or our enemy depending on our perspective. I can turn the present into my enemy if I am seized with anxiety with what I think will happen or won't happen. I can miss the abundance offered to me if I am caught up with self imposed demands and heroic tasks to manage.

What's good about today is that though momentarily, my life may become unmanageable, I can greet each hour as my friend, to be appreciated as I am able.


  1. Yep, Carol...I agree. I can start AGAIN any hour, or day, or minute--as if it were the beginning.

    It's FUN to agree with Peeps! It's called "enjoying life"...

  2. I'm floating somewhere in between - not seeing the day as friend or enemy - it just is whatever it is!


  3. Yes, that was one of the very first great ideas to come to me via Alanon, I can restart the day at any given point.

  4. We have so many solutions from which to choose. It's astonishing.

  5. Carol, thanks for this. I needed to read this today. I'm a bit under the weather with a cold so I needed a jolt to the spirit.