My Granny Carrie was a wise old woman and I loved her so much and she used to tell me always be mindful of others and guess this is why I am the way I am as an adult and have one of the biggest hearts! She also said these words, “Always remember wherever you go, there you are.”
I didn’t realize how important being mindful of others is and is what God wants us to be. Being mindful means you are at peace. You also notice things like sounds, i.e. the wind blowing, a bird chirping, etc. You pay attention to things all around you and you notice external sensations like different sounds and why I so love music so much, sights and touch that make up your moment to moment experience.
What is it when we use mindfulness? Focus your attention on what matters is important and it may not look like the focus is on others, but you are able to observe your thoughts and feelings with little or no judgment. I am still mindful and work in progress of practicing mindfulness which I think is a big accomplishment and not an easy one!
At the end of the day, being mindful that you don’t care for yourself, or you have not made peace and put the past behind you, you will dependably be managing an overabundance of stuff everlastingly, and lugging onto and carrying the past around particularly negative past, implies you can not proceed with your life.
I used to state when I was more youthful and even right now that I despised St. Louis, the place where I grew up. I couldn’t hold up to move and needed to move elsewhere.
When I was only a child I use to need to live in Virginia and this is the genuine to God truth, even before I had even been there which was not until the point when I was a developed young woman and was taken there to meet my friend’s mother.
Anyway, as we move from city to city, place to place, the one still there wouldn’t you say is us?
We will dependably keep running into precisely the same type of individuals regardless of wherever you go.
At the end of the day, our association with ourself depletes our own energy and our own bliss, isn’t that right?
“Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.” – Sharon Saltzberg
On the off chance that we don’t transform anything about self, regardless of where you move or go, you simply take whatever is inside you wherever you go.
Thus, I see completely what the statement, “Wherever you go, there you are” which my grandma used to let me know a considerable amount and why she said to me!
“Wherever you are, be there totally.” – Eckart Tolle
Figure out how to love yourself and the place you are in. No city is impeccable — they’re much similar to individuals in that way. Individuals and urban communities have both splendor and blemishes. The trap is in tolerating them for what they are, really going after the difficulties, discovering an approach to utilize the blemishes further bolstering your good fortune and figuring out how to create your own particular bliss.
Joy/happiness is an inside job and not a hard activity at all that exclusively only you can chip away at.
There is nothing amiss with needing to move to somewhere else, that is a piece of movement in our dreams and development and the excitement of beginning a new beginning, however, “Wherever you go, there you are!”
Yet, in the event that you can figure out how to acknowledge where you live now, and all the little, apparently immaterial however completely excellent things which make up your life, your days will be loaded with bliss and magnificence.
I Googled the quote, “Wherever you go, there you are,” which my grandmother used to tell me all of the time and found this book by Job Kabat-Zinn and it was not published until around 1994 or so and although I just began learning about him, I like him! He is a professor of medicine emeritus or retired but he decided to refire and still active from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I call him the ‘Mindfulness’ doctor.
Of course, Confucious was the one who said this quote over 2000 years ago!
“Wherever you go, there you are: I don’t really know and don’t really care who said it, but my grandmother used to tell me this all the time when I was a kid. In laymen term, it simply means that life really is what you make it.”
“Wherever you go, there you are.” – Carrie Ishom Bell-Johnson (my grandmother)
Moral: I will always remember thanks to my grandmother that happiness is an inside job. So, don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.