Question of the Day:
Staying in the present moment… harder than it looks.
“Find the perfection in every moment instead of trying to make every moment perfect.”
― Donnalynn Civello
My overthinking mind always wants to think ahead.
I have to consistently reign it in.
Keep it from traveling down rabbit holes –
shouting “Squirrel!” then running roughshod over the topic at hand
going off on tangents
traveling hither and yon
being interrupted by random thoughts.
Okay, back to the topic:
Staying in the present moment.
Obviously, I need tips.
“when you are torn
and hoping for
a small voice says
“i am here.”
~ the present.
don’t let her slip away.”
When I find myself recalling unpleasant memories from the past, I pause to bring myself forward to the present.
Doing so helps me recognize that I am not defined by things that happened long ago.
I have experienced growth and healing.
I am no longer that person.
When I find myself looking toward the future (with or without worry), I pause to bring myself back to the present.
Doing so helps me realize that no matter what plans I make, or hopes for the future I may entertain, I am not in control.
The world could blow up tomorrow and all would be for naught.
“A life lived in the present is a life well lived.”
― Ari Gunzburg, The Little Book of Greatness: A Parable About Unlocking Your Destiny
So why not pause more often to live in the present?
To be present?
I am most happy when I live in the present moment.
I want to be calm, peaceful, powerful, and present, every moment of every day.
“Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. It is all we ever have so we might as well work with it rather than struggling against it. We might as well make it our friend and teacher rather than our enemy.”
― Pema Chödrön
How do you stay in the present moment?
Feel free to answer in the comments, or post on your blog with a ping back to Grateful, Thankful, and Healing Blog
XO Lisa ❤️