Being in the present moment is where you can release everything but what is going on right then.
When we take an object and just look at it and see it’s colors, it’s size and observe everything about it, really take in it all, we are being present in the moment.
Anytime we take in only what is going on at the very moment we are connecting to our source, our creator.
Watch a small baby. Babies are always present, as they know no other way.
Go out in nature and just watch and listen. You will be surprised, there is so much to learn. Everything just is.
When we are present we can easily lose track of time. We can be so present that two hours can feel like minutes.
When we are present in the moment we are happy. There is no past or future. All of our problems are gone. You can not think about the past or future and be present at the same time. There is no way.
When we are present often enough our thoughts start to shift as we begin to automatically look for the next best thought in our everyday lives. We no longer want anything negative in our lives.
We will start to see that things can be looked at differently and when they are, we change our perception of them. These little shifts in our thinking add up and we can feel it as we become happier. Less things bother us as we look at them differently.
Use times that would normally bore or frustrate you to practice being present like when you are stuck in traffic or waiting in line at the grocery store. These times now become opportunities to become more and more present.
When we are having a conversation with someone we are more able to just focus on what they are saying and just let our response naturally flow out of us.
We become more open to things, less judgemental and we refuse to let negative in. The biggest benefit is we become more and more of who we truly are.
When I had been practicing being in the present moment for about two months or so, I had a situation that was very negative. A group of my friends wanted me to get even with this person who had wronged me. As they were presenting me with ideas, something inside me just knew that this was not the way to go.
Their negative thoughts about this person was their way of trying to help me, but because I was so present , I chose to just release what that person had done, remove that person from my life and just move on.
To this day, I am glad I made that choice. This person no longer has any affect on me and never will again.
Now that doesn’t mean you let people walk all over you, far from it! It means that you are able to see a situation more clearly, which lets you choose to do what’s right for you.
Being in the present moment is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Try it. I would love to hear how your life changes.