When times are tough, its natural to want to believe things will improve. Holding onto a ‘things can only get better’ belief is comforting and reassuring.
But it also projects our attention into the future – to that imagined time of improvement. In doing so, we lose touch with the richness of the present moment.
Of course, there are situations we wouldn’t wish on anyone and it is totally understandable that we would seek to avoid them.
But when you can, chose to stay with what is happening right here and right now.
Our compassionate and loving attention to the present moment is ultimately the real place of transformation and transfiguration.