When we put our minds to it, we see life’s pretty good for us all

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - Relax -

In­ever re­ally un­der­stood the whole mind­ful­ness thing – un­til this week.

I was sit­ting in a café with a trou­bled friend.

He barely touched his lunch as he re­counted all the things that had gone wrong in his past, and all the peo­ple who were to blame.

When he wasn’t be­moan­ing the past he was fear­ing the fu­ture and what might hap­pen if var­i­ous peo­ple did var­i­ous things.

I asked him to stop and tell me about the here and now.

He looked around. Then he de­scribed the es­tu­ary be­yond the café wall, the re­flec­tion of the sky in the wa­ter, the wispy white clouds.

He was say­ing how de­li­cious his lunch was when the wait­ress smiled at him.

His past might have been dread­ful. His fu­ture scar­ily un­cer­tain. But his here-and­now was fine.

Mind you, that’s how it is for most of us!

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