Being Present

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.”

– Harold B. Melchart

Our mind can be a terrible burden.  It triggers emotions through consistently bringing up the past and future.   Recently I have challenged myself to be in the moment more often.  Really let go of anything but the here and now.  An amazing thing happened- happiness.  Think for a moment about this.  What is really keeping you from being happy?  Is it anything occurring right now?  Often we are unhappy because of situations or circumstances in our lives.  Do they take up every minute?  If you let go of all fear of the future and those frustrating moments of the past, is there something right now making you unhappy?

It is really an astonishing and simple concept.  When we embrace the present, worries disappear.  Stress vanishes.  We just are.  It is easy to change this one moment if there is something you don’t like.  Changing your whole life is a much larger feat.  So why not start with the now?  Humans tend to have conflict with this since we are so very focused on what we want to achieve and where we want to go.  Living in this moment seems to be contradictory to this thought.  It isn’t though.  It is really about having that end goal but not entirely living in the future.  It is about being grateful for the opportunities that arise every day giving us the option to take a step closer to that goal.  Enjoying the process.  I assure you, there isn’t a lot of fear in this minute.  Most fear is in the future and what could happen, not what is happening.

Can you live in this moment?  Enjoy the simple tasks without letting your mind wonder to stress and fear? Try it- I know it will change your life!

 

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