Live In The Now
We are all caught up in our own little worlds these days. Rarely looking up to see the the moments that are constantly moving and passing us by. We are alway in a hurry to move on to the next big thing. Even when are attention should be on one thing, we are already on the move, thinking about the next.
Staying in the present can be hard, I know, we are all about the fast, including me. Our minds have this habit to wonder and it can take some real concentration to be able to bring it back. We can’t always help it, we live in a world where the speed is always GO GO GO! We eat fast, we travel fast, we think fast.
How can we bring calm and peace to the middle of this stressful, chaotic rush we always seem to be in? The answer is simple, although it may not be so easy to put into practice: learn to be present.
No matter how out of control your day is, no matter how stressful your job or life becomes the act of being present can work as a sort of relief. Who knows maybe it can change your life.
Recently, I have been trying myself to implement this notion of being present into my own life. Starting by moving at a slower pace and trying to really connect with myself so that I can become more in toon to everything I do.
For example, I found that if your job demands you to focus on an urgent task, you can stress out because you have a million other things to do and not enough time to do them. Or you can be present, and focus completely on that individual task. Then when you’re done you can simply move on to the next task. What I am getting at here is that being present can become a way to handle stress or any distraction or problem. It really allows everything else to fade away, leaving you with only you and what ever you are dealing with at that moment.
Being present can be applied to more than just stressful situations, it can apply to any aspect of your life. So I challenge you to go out and be in the present, go at that slower pace and really feel the moment as it happens around you. Just simply practice being in present because if you practice practice and practice then being present will become natural.
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Rooting for you, always