Give Yourself the Gift of the Moment

Isn’t examining creatures fascinating?  For example, the chameleon clade is noted for their adaptability, which they do through their superposed thick skin layers that have iridescent cells containing pigment which respond to changes in light. The chameleon’s ability to change color is what helps this species protect themselves and survive in their environment.  It appears that that there are over 200 species of these old world lizards surviving today!

Every now and then it is not only fun, but a good idea, to examine our personality and nature to determine our suitability to manage the demands ahead.

As humans, many of us automatically attempt to protect ourselves through things such as worry believing that through worry we will be better prepared for the future. Despite knowing that stress leads to many physical and mental health problems, many of us fall into the trap of being worrisome believing we are being practical through dwelling on potential occurrences.

But, wouldn’t it be better to prepare without such dreadful, fretful overthinking? Can’t one be wise and practical without negativity? Certainly.

By it’s very nature the chameleon is ready to adapt to the changes in its environment. By design, your human mind is well suited to adjust to the demands and stressors of the moment rather than dwelling on the past or fearing the future. Thus, be in the moment without being encumbered by baggage from the past or frets of the future.  This will help you be:

  • sharp in mind,
  • quick in behavior,
  • trusting of your knowledge, wisdom, strengths, and skills.

Today’s troubles are indeed enough for the day,

Lenore Doster, MA, Psy D

p.s. Blog inspired through Matt 6