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 !! is an online global community creating personal freedom and conscious wellbeing for ourselves and our world



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