How to Maintain Passion and Peace

girl happily walking in field feeling grateful in sunny sky
by Vance Larson

I was in a car accident today. I quickly jumped out of my car, checked on the other car and then was shortly on my way. We exchanged our information, and then I went shopping and picked up a pizza for the wife and me. When I arrived home, my wife said I’m glad you’re okay, and then we did our usual Saturday routine. Short memory.

My entire adult life has been built around meditation and one thing meditation does is keep you in the present. I know many people who would have let an accident ruin the day for them… let alone having a partner get them worked up. In my house, we appreciate peace and celebrate the present. 
When I work with a client, I can usually spot the ones who will make the best of their circumstances. They rarely speak of the past. When they do, they speak in terms of how much better they feel prepared for life now. Short memory literally buys you peace. Being able to move from one moment to the next, helps you live in gratitude and gratitude multiplies when we give in to it.

grateful person

There will be some pretty bad days ahead for all of us, I’m sure. However, to cultivate the ability to move from one moment to the next, without letting it steal your passion, is when your life will become peaceful. Too many people are still talking about their last relationship, the job they lost, COVID or all of their money problems. Just the other day, one of my clients asked me, “How come you never say why me?” The answer is “why not me?” Life is neither good nor bad. It is what we do with it that determines the outcome. 
So today I got into a car accident. Shopping, pizza, wife time and a nap. Short memory. It does a body good.  

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