Hello Dear Readers!
Today I want to share with you a topic of much interest to me, and I hope to you as well. And that is the present moment. Do you remember when you were a child and life seemed so incredibly fascinating? a journey of discovery? looking at a flower was an absolute trip, going to new places seemed fascinating and inviting? However as we grow older, that sense of wonder slowly dissipates, and it becomes instead, a sense of nostalgia of the good old days when “I was young and care free” does it sound familiar? it certainly does to me. Too often I’ve found myself reminiscing of past happy and sad times with a longing to go back to those times and relive those moments, or change them. I also find myself caught up in the future. Wondering how happy I shall be once I reach this or that goal, or have enough money to do this and the other, or when I lose weight, or meet the man of dreams.
Recently I stopped myself. Literally, I said to myself “stop! stop right now!” the constant travel to the future and the past prevented me from enjoying the NOW which is all that we do have, everything else is a mental perception and a great waste of time and energy. I realised that living in the present moment should be a natural thing for everyone nonetheless that practise is seldom used. So determined to change this pattern in my life I now only focus entirely on the present moment. Whatever I’m doing, whether it is brushing my hair, cleaning the house, talking to a friend or any other activity, I do it fully engaged in the present moment, giving it my full attention. I will no lie to you and tell you that it’s easy because it isn’t, it’s a question of practise. But as you start to live in the present and become aware of your though processes it is amazing how good and alive it feels. And suddenly you feel as if you have been caught up all this time in a long day dream where you only existed but didn’t fully breath, live or feel. Sensations become heightened when we are being AWARE and fully engaged in the present moment. Also our responses to people and our environment become fresh and sound.
Therefore dear readers I invite you to become fully aware of your present moment, to enjoy your day and really savour every moment of your life on this earth. As always, I welcome your comments, questions or suggestions. I feel very happy and blessed to be able to share my journey of discovery with you.