Living in the Present Moment

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.

Live an amazing life fully engaged and aware in the present moment. 

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10 thoughts on “Living in the Present Moment

  1. It is interesting what you said about children. I remember that things were more “magical” back then and I naturally gave much more attention to details.

    It is actually said that the lower parts of the psyche, which keep us psychologically asleep, integrate within us up to the age of seven. So when we are born, we are just having some basic parts of these “lower” parts within us and the essence, the consciousness, shines through much more. Then as we grow up, the lower parts gradually integrate within us and when we reach seven, they are fully integrated. It is said that babies and children might be able to see these “energies”, these abominations, as they are integrating within them and they can sometimes scare them and make them cry.

    However, luckily we are said to be able to disintegrate these parts permanently, should we wish to.

  2. I think this is an extremely interesting and engaging post, Maria – thank you for sharing it. I often question my own mental motives. I find myself drifting to the future. For instance, I’ll sit at work, doing my job and thinking how nice it will be to find time to write when I get home… When I get home I think of something else I can do in the future… I hope this doesn’t just make me a procrastinator! You’re quite right about living in the moment, having said that I do think that having aspirations/goals etc as well as an appreciation of our pasts and a willingness to reflect is something which is very important as well. 🙂

    1. Yes absolutely we mustn’t deny or erase what happened already (past) and we should as well have goals and plans for the future, even envision how we want our future to be. The thing is that most of us have labelled past/future/present in order to understand time, however everything is always happening in the eternal present time. And that is why is so important to fully be engaged with the present, with the now. 🙂

      1. You’re totally right and there are also people who are utterly fixated on the past or future and who don’t appreciate the present. I was thinking about your post just today as I was eating my lunch and deciding not to let my mind drift to other things. 🙂

      2. Yes, it’s a question of practise. The same happens to me but as you keep your focus on the present moment not only does it become easier; but you enjoy what ever you’re doing far more. 🙂

  3. Dear Ale,
    I tend to live in the future and analysing current happiness in terms of my future. I am not clinged to the past but I will encourage myself to live in the present in this modern world.Lau

    1. Hi Lau,

      When we project ourselves into the future we tend to miss the present moment where everything is really happening. Living in the now allows us to savour every moment and feel happiness in the present. Thank you for your comment I really appreciate it, it always makes me so happy to be able to connect with my readers.

      All the best Lau 🙂

  4. Yes. Thank you for sharing. Kids really are something. Its a wonder to see how Ive changed from being a kid to an adult. I’m into present moment now. Being a “kid” again is a joy.

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