Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences. Eckhart Tolle
Meditation: Being in the here and now and feel all that is going on within and around me, can be an overwhelming yet also liberating experience. Responding and not reacting to what I experience makes the here and now MY life and not just my circumstances. When we ground ourselves in God we receive the freedom to respond and no longer just react to our circumstances. We can choose to leave, we can change things or we can accept things totally. What an amazing freedom! And yet, it is a freedom that is first of all a gift of the Spirit. And then: it also takes much practice.
Prayer: God, when I feel scared and overwhelmed, Your Spirit reminds me that I am free in you. Free to choose to leave, free to change and also free to accept things I cannot change. You are with me. My circumstances do not have the last word. Thank you for your Spirit that sets me free. Amen
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2. Corinthians 3:17