Published on January 18th, 2014 | by Mannie Ramos0
Are You Loving Your Life in This Present Moment?
Are you loving your life where it is at this very moment? Do you value what you bring to the table in life? I am sure that there are things you wouldn’t mind changing- living situation, relationship status, or even physical appearance. Even with all that being said, answer this question, do you love your life? If the answer is no, I believe I know why. I think that we have this obsession with loving things we can’t have in the present moment. Yes, I said it. I believe that we as a society have a problem with chasing what we can’t have in the moment. I have some very close friends who are millionaires and they still want more money. I have friends who are very happily in love, but they still cheat on their significant other. I have friends in great shape, but they still want to change their bodies.
I can remember when I thought I had the whole world figured out. I had my own loft on the waterfront. I was dating a pretty girl who believed in me and I had more than enough money. Oh, by the way, I was in very good shape, but I still chased after things I couldn’t have in the moment. The main thing I chased was money and that was the downfall for me in my 20’s. I was never happy with the amount of money I had; it drove me crazy trying to make it happen. I thought I could buy friends by bailing them out of situations or taking them on trips, but I was wrong. I thought that money was going to solve all my problems, but I honestly learned, if I can’t love what I have in the moment, then I definitely can’t love it when I make even more money. I heard actor, Leonardo DiCaprio speak on his new role as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Street and he was describing the character as a person trying to prove himself as a “man through money.” I don’t want to go too in depth about it, but it was definitely the downfall of his character.
I now reflect back on those times and I can say I didn’t love that moment and I didn’t make the most of the present. I am not saying making money is evil or loving someone that you can’t have at that moment is wrong; I am just challenging you to enjoy what you have because then when you get what you want, you will be ready to receive it with open arms. So next time you want to say my life would be better with (you fill in the blank), just make sure it’s coming from a place of love and not greed.
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”~Malcolm S. Forbes