I am very proud to feature a post written by none other than my mom. She is one of my biggest cheerleaders. I can always count on her to read my articles! She reads them – and one even inspired her to write a response. Her favorite article to date is: “Be Where You Are.” I am proud to say that my mom listened to my advice… read the rest!
Living in the Now: My daughter, Tove, learned that the hard way when her son Jordan was taken seriously ill as an infant. A chaplain told her to “live in the now”, “be where you are!” I must say, she is doing a great job of it, whether she is at home or at work. She is a good example of what she preaches.
I try, believe me, I try to live in the now. But for 45 years I was torn between the US and Denmark. At the age of 22 I immigrated to USA. I met husband there, we married and had two beautiful girls. Having lived in the US for 9 years, we decided to move to Denmark for a year or two. We ended up living in Denmark, until my husband passed away in 2008. And I am still living there.
All those years I had a foot in each country, and all those years I yearned for the ‘other’ country and for the relatives I was not with at the time.
Today, Tove, our youngest daughter, is living out my American dream. Sonja, our oldest daughter, is living out my Danish dream. I think it’s about time I learn to live my own dream.
Throughout the years I have learned to meditate, visualize, studied Kabatzin, a.o. his book “Wherever you go, there you are.” I have attended courses in Mindfulness. I have practiced meditation and mindfulness for many years, but my daughter’s simple message “BE WHERE YOU ARE” came through loud and clear.
I decided that I will no longer yearn for what can’t be, worry about what has been or what might come, I will simply live my very own life in the NOW. You see, I listened, and I learned!
Thanks for reading. How have the words “Be Where You Are” changed you?