If you look closely at your life, you will realize that everything happens for a reason because everything is connected. You can observe this cause/effect relationship in nature. It exists everywhere. There is a cause or reason for everything that occurs, no matter how big or how small.
If you want to understand how you became the person you are today, all you have to do is look at your past. You are the sum total of all the thoughts, beliefs, decisions, and actions you have made in your life up to right now.
Unless you are making efforts to be present, your ego is largely responsible for who and what you have become because, when you are not present, your ego is in charge. The ego wants to look and feel good about itself, and appear good to others, so it makes decisions and acts accordingly. The ego is capable of wreaking havoc because the ego generally puts its needs and desires above the concerns of others, even those you love. The ego doesn't like to be criticized either and will lie to itself. It will convince you that you couldn't possibly be the problem because everyone else is the problem, and if only people believed and acted as you, everything would be great. If only that were remotely true!
If you are experiencing problems—financial, health, relationship, occupational, any type of problem—take a careful look at its cause. Most likely, your problems exist because of your ego’s reaction to the situations in your life.
Fortunately, you have the ability to deal with any problem by living in the Now and bringing higher awareness to your situation.
Albert Einstein said,
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
By increasing your level of consciousness, you can objectively view the cause; you can see that change is possible by rising above the needs and desires of the ego. You can see that you have a choice, that you can remove the ego from the equation, and choose to act from your higher self, with intention and purpose. As such, all change occurs in the Now.
When one acts or reacts from their ego, one generally creates pain and suffering. When one acts or reacts from their higher self, one creates peace, happiness, and harmony.
Your life is being lived in this very moment, not yesterday or tomorrow, but right now.
Are you choosing to engage your higher self with presence and awareness?
Are you choosing to be loving, accepting, and at peace?
Are you choosing to grow spiritually and personally?
Are you choosing to live your best life?
Anne Frank once wrote,
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Respectfully, I would add, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world and oneself.”
I've met many people who feel they cannot escape their past or that their past is ruining their life. The past does not have to define or confine you. You are not the same person you were yesterday, literally and figuratively—your body is different, your mind is different. Change is possible and it occurs in the Now.
You can choose to break a life-long habit starting right now.
You can choose to leave the past behind right now.
You can consciously choose to live with presence and a higher awareness right now.
You do not have to wait a single moment longer to improve yourself, to become the person you want to be, and live the life you truly desire.
I hope this serves you.