I am Here
There are times when we are drowned with so many thoughts and worries that it is hard to get up each day. Our worries can be overwhelming sapping all our strengths and making us lose our sanity. There is one trick, however, that was able to help me clear my mind when I am already overwhelmed.
I do not want to put tattoos in my body, however when I feel overwhelmed by so many thinks I get a pen and write on my wrist, “I AM HERE“.
I AM HERE meaning:
I am in the place where I am now. I will do what is before me. If I am at home with my family, instead of thinking of work I will enjoy my time with them. If I am in my workplace, I will write down what needs to be done today and do it one by one. I will cross out the task that I finished.
I am Here. The thoughts away from me cannot hurt me. I am in this place and I know where I am. I do not have to think of the past or worry of the future. I have to live in the present.
I am Here. Who is here? God. Lord Yahweh, Lord Jehovah. Guiding me all through my life. I breathe.
The concept of “I am Here” is quite hard to explain because there are feelings that cannot be expressed through words. It is something felt and experienced. Let me illustrate then,
Imagine sitting in front of the beach, the blue sky is gentle and kind. The sand is white and soft to the skin. You can hear the waves and the cold wind hugging your skin. Yet, you are thinking of all the work you will do tomorrow, you are thinking of all the mistakes you did in your life. Your mind is not in the beach but somewhere else. Instead of enjoying the beautiful scene in front of you, you are looking at an abstract item that you cannot touch at this moment. Thus, rather than looking into the present or the past, you should open your eyes. Write down “I am Here”. Stop thinking of the things you can not do and undo at this moment. Look at the blue sea, the blue sky. Feel the soft breeze and the warm sand hugging your body. You are here to appreciate the moment. Leave the things you have no control.
Like what the Bible said, “Let tomorrow worry about itself”.