Living in the moment is taking advantage and noticing the things around me. I engage in myself and my surroundings completely. There is nothing in the past and nothing in the future just the present moment, now. It is a time when I let go of my anxieties and pay special attention to the moment at hand. Being fully present in every second of situations, and what I experience in my mind, body and soul allows me to let go of past and present.

 

All it takes to enjoy a moment is to sit still and relax. I breathe in deeply, becoming aware of my breath, the taste, texture and smell of a cup of tea or my favourite drink. . The feel of my hands in water as I wash the dishes, the touch of a good book. The sight of a flower in bloom, a bird flying by or the feel of soft pillows on my back. I pay attention as an observer with all my senses to the things that are going on about me. I don’t judge just let it be as it is, accepting each moment as if it were my choice to do so. There is a beauty and peacefulness that opens my soul to the simple things around me that I may have never noticed before.

 

When I stay aware, open and receptive I feel the present moment only. Past and future do not exist. When I am present in this state my mind does not wander. I am focused on what is going on right now, not on what is happening or going to happen next. I may feel a brief lack of control because I am not planning the future or thinking of yesterday. The mind begins to chatter endlessly, but as I focus on the now I slowly release the control and discover that I am flexible, creative, spontaneous and attentive. The more I stay in the moment the more I enjoy life as I am no longer centered on waiting for the future or yearning for the past.

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Comment by Sarah Sunny on March 3, 2011 at 8:10pm

Hi guys,

I had been feeling like you guys then this one day I had a 'moment' and remembered the present moment is all that matters...peace out to you both.

Comment by firstlove on March 3, 2011 at 6:22pm

Like Alexa, I too have been feeling a bit ungrounded and yet not aware of being ungrounded, [if that makes sense]... Its like wondering what is wrong and then reading this material above and saying "wow, now I remember".

Thank you Sarah, you turned on the light :D

Comment by Alexa on March 1, 2011 at 2:15pm
this is really wonderful Sarah. I have been feeling very ungrounded lately and this is inspiring to read. thank you !!

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