I’ve noticed that when I focus on the present, the past doesn’t haunt me, torment me. As long as I don’t allow my brain and more importantly my heart to think about everything we’ve (he and I) shared, experienced and went through over that last several years. It’s in those moments of being in the present where I understand what all the quotes, all the advice mean.
Living in the present is very freeing. It is actually a gift, a present. I’m not haunted by the past and I’m not worried about the future. I’m just living the moment. I’ve seen the sun shine through the gray clouds and that gives me hope that the gray clouds will slowly give way to more sunshine…. in time.