Focus and delight collide when we’re in the moment. So does wonder and understanding. And peace and clarity. We may have spent decades spending our lives thinking about the past thing or the next thing, but it takes very little effort to learn to stay in the moment.
When we want to be fully present, we can…
- Be aware of our thoughts about the past or the future. Train your mind to bring your thoughts back to the present moment. I tell my mind, “Thanks for sharing, but I’m only concerned with right now.”
- Observe without judgment. Really notice your surroundings. Be aware of your environment, how your body feels, the temperature, the smells, what you are hearing or seeing and how you’re feeling emotionally.
- Focus on our breathing.
- Be open. Don’t be a know-it-all and miss the treasured messages that can be found in the present moment. Adopt a willingness to listen and learn.
- Begin listing the things we are grateful for. I like to say the person, place or thing that I’m grateful for and then say, “Thank you, God.”
Being fully present creates space and freedom. We hear our intuition, we stop being so fearful all the time, we experience more miracles. Commit to the worth of experiencing your life!
If you have more questions about staying in the moment, contact Vickie Champion for a discovery coaching and consulting session.
By Vickie Champion