Welcome to day 9 of the 30 day challenge to be inspired by creativity to more fully step into your life. This challenge stems from the Love Glasses Revolution and their movement to help all people find the good and hopeful in life and in themselves and to create a belief system where each of us has the power to change the world. Today, we celebrate the precious, present moment.
Life is truly lived in the present moment. While that sounds obvious and simple, it’s deceptively elusive. Our egoic mind loves to direct us to the past to rehash what we’ve done, thought, said, or should have done, thought said. If it doesn’t pull us to the past, it projects us into the future to worry about what “might” happen.
Did you ever notice that you when you worry, you are anticipating the negative and creating stories of all that could go wrong? If you stop and dissect that process, you’ll discover there is no good reason to expect the worst. None. The future hasn’t happened and is rarely delivered in the disturbing ways we imagine. So, why not expect the best? Why not turn your mind upside down and if you transport your thoughts to the future, expect and visualize the best possible outcome. Set it in motion. See it, feel it, hear it, experience it, and start bringing it to life.
The real magic is in the present moment. Allowing your mind to be fully present to experience the gifts that show up all around you in the moment. This requires a degree of trust in yourself – let go of the future and trust you can handle whatever shows up at that later date. It requires belief in yourself to release the past and trust that you did the best you could in the moment and there’s no need to judge your past. That leaves you in the present – where the true magic is happening. Where you can experience freedom. Where life is unfolding and sharing its magnificence. Life that invites you to feel your emotions, to fully engage in your conversations, to be aware of your surroundings and truly see what there is to see.
Being present allows you to savor your life.
Being present allows you to fully engage and truly love.
Being present allows you to live fully self expressed and authentically.
Being present is good for the soul as it gives you the gift of nourishing laughter.
So the next time you find yourself re-hashing the past or worrying about the future, take a step back, enjoy a deep breath, and bring your mind back to the beautiful, precious, present moment and live into it.