Inspirational Words of Wisdom

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

As a psychotherapist, I see such a focus on the past. Why?

As President Lyndon B. Johnson so aptly saw in his wisdom, yesterday is not ours to recover. It is over, the end, and the only thing we can do with it is to reflect upon the lesson yesterday has to offer us in its perfect focus. That leads us to today…

What can you do with today? As I reflect upon what was, I realize that there are things to be let go of in that beautiful path that life has afforded me this year. But I also know that I make room for more beautiful things, lessons, and experiences to come through the act of letting go. While life may send us a rocky ocean or smooth sailing, we learn to navigate its currents from the depths of our emotional and cognitive landscapes.

What direction will your ocean take you for 2022? One opening up for me is the importance of allowing the emotional and perceptual landscape to drive the ship of my life forward to reach its aim.

Emovere is the Latin root for the words emotion and movement. It means to put forth, arouse, motivate, and drive us forward.

EMotion – The idea of energy in motion shows us what an incredible journey our feelings can take us on in the present moment. What can you do with today to affect your win tomorrow?

As always, my friends, namaste. May blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.

2 responses to “Winning for Today…”

  1. bigskybuckeye – United States – Born in the Big Sky Country of Montana and now living in the Buckeye State of Ohio, Richard is the creative mind behind Big Sky Buckeye. Retired after 40 years of teaching, I enjoy writing, photography, traveling, and following a healthy lifestyle.
    bigskybuckeye says:

    Thanks for sharing wise words from LBJ. Only by letting go of yesterday, can we move forward into today’s agenda. It will present both its challenges and blessings.

    • Dr. Thomas Maples – Stockton, California – Dr. Thomas Maples, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and the founder of The Stockton Therapy Network. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he has helped many people resolve interpersonal conflict, heal from the emotional distress, and overcome mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and issues that result from personality disorders. He also specializes in helping couples resolve interpersonal problems, marital discord, and parent / child relationship conflicts by helping his clients identify the sources of relationship conflict, find areas of growth they can agree to engage, and setting a plan to enact those changes to assure relational growth. As a researcher and writer, Dr. Maples focuses on developmental, analytical, and psychoanalytic methods of psychology. Through his writings, Dr. Tom has helped countless people understand, plan, and implement effective paths to reach optimal psychological, spiritual, and physiological development. "Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams."
      Dr. Thomas Maples says:

      Absolutely. We must learn from it, bring it into resolve, and then press on to new beginnings. But every beginning must always first have ending. Glad to be back on this forum and thank you for the kind words to reflect upon.

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