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What is present moment and how to practice it

Present moment is all that you have. Everything begins and ends at the moment, not tomorrow, nor yesterday, but in the present moment.

It is very important what you are going to do in the present moment. Present moment will determine your future. Everything that you do today, will set you up for tomorrow.

Whatever that you want to accomplish tomorrow, in a week time, or a year, you must start today, and in the present moment. That can be researching, planning, finding the right partners, whatever.

Story

Years ago I heard someone saying: “When you are in a rush, you stop creating.”

It shook me, because I was always in a rush. Always trying to get somewhere on a time, trying to accomplish as much as I can for that day, always in great stress, not being able to really see and feel the moment, appreciate for what I already have.

Present moment
Present moment

Solution

So the solution, if you want to practice being in the present moment, is to slow down, just do everything at the slow pace. Really, nothing easier than that.

Were you ever in a rush, driving your car 100 miles per hour, trying to reach the destination, not even remembering the journey? I am sure you did that at least once. This is not being in the present moment.

Being in present moment is taking time to drive, setting an intention for your destination, enjoying listening the radio, actually seeing the landscape while driving, remembering all the town and villages that you driven through.

This is being in the present moment, and actually enjoying it.

“So slow down.” Maja Marinic

I found for you an amazing video about 8 ways how to practice being in present moment. It is here:

Best practice for me is certainly feeling your movement. Feeling your feet touching the ground, feeling your legs walk you from point A to point B, feeling water on your hands, feeling toothbrush brushing your teeth, etc.

If you practice being in present moment, it can increase your joy and happiness. Why? Because there will be no room for the anxiety of the future or guilt of the past, you will simply exist and BE. We are not human doings after all, but BEings.

My video version about present moment; it might be of better help for you, and to understand more;

So how are you going to practice being in present moment, and why are you going to do that anyway?

It is very important to know why. Why is important to you, and why you want to practice it, what are you trying to accomplish?

Here are again ways how to do that:

  1. Breathe consciously
  2. Slow down
  3. Feel your feet touching the ground
  4. Feel your body sensations
  5. Meditate

Conclusion

Present moment is all that we have because past we only hold in our memories, good or bad, and future is yet to come, if at all. Sorry to say that, but it’s true. We don’t know what future holds!

So to practice being in present moment, being aware of what we are doing, how we are doing it, and the how, we can create our own reality.

Everything is happening in the now, past, present and the future, that is exactly why it is very powerful.

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Maja

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What do you want to do

There is nothing on this planet that we need to be doing, only the things that we want to do. I like to say that we need to be doing 4 things: eat, drink, poop, and eventually die, anything in between are our choices what we want to do, think it’s the right thing to do.
So you don’t need to stay as a florist if you don’t want to anymore. You choose struggle and misery, not the other way around. You choose to stay in destructive relationship, it was your choice to stay. Does it have to stay forever like that? Of course, not. You can choose make changes, forever and always.
Remember that there are no such things as you must do them, only your choice to do them.
Mental Health

Talking to yourself

Whether you realize it or not, you are talking to yourself, all day, every day.

There are 2 types of speeches:

  1. Inner speech
  2. Outer speech

Which one of these two you do the most? I try to do the both. 🙂 Yes, I literally talk out loud, I have real conversations with me, and sometimes I do pretend that Oprah Winfrey is in my room and I am asking her for advice. 🙂 haha

Now, seriously!

Talking out loud can organize your thoughts, empty your mind of chatter, and give you clarity.

There are so many research on inner and outer speech, and people do it constantly, much more than you think. People sit in their rooms, walk through the house and they talk like somebody is with them, but they just think out loud. They materialize their thoughts of some sort.

Watch my video on this:

There is also amazing song by Mr.SuicideSheep artist called “Talking to myself”. Here it is:

You can ask yourself for advice. No one knows what is best for you, other than you, and this will stay like that forever. Underneath all that doubt and worry that you might have, there is also a wisdom, you just have to ignite it. Ask for it, and it is immediately going to be given to you.

Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.

Really, you can talk to yourself almost anytime you like, just don’t do that if people are around you, because you are going to get weird looks.

Talk to yourself on a way home, in a shower, while getting ready for the day, in a bed, while cooking, as I said, almost anytime you like and you feel like doing.

It is so freeing.

Any thought on this? Are you going to be practicing talking to yourself more?

Mental Health

Why I have mixed feelings

It is very important to understand, and to just notice how you feel moment by moment.

Do you sometimes wake up in the morning feeling down? You feel like time is not on your side, and you have a feeling of “something is missing”? Me, many times!

What to do in this case? The moment you realize how you feel, and you know you don’t wanna continue this rout, your shift is happening.

It’s very important to know what you need to do. What should you do to raise your vibe? What you need to do to feel a little bit better?

There was a time that I could survive, feeling amazing, and have a lots of energy with only couple of hours of sleep, but this times has changed.

Now in my 38th year if I don’t sleep at least 8 hours I am going to feel super sensitive, nervous and angry. I am going to look for things that doesn’t work in my life. Who needs that? No one! We need to take time to sleep and rest. I know this is the first for me. Have a quality rest.

Mixed feelings

Sleep, proper rest, and feeling refreshed is crucial, I know in my case.

Mixed emotions can cause many other things as well. Having bad family relationships, a partner that hurt us, friend that laid you down, having problems at work, all that can cause our bad feelings and emotions.

What is in your case? In my, is sleep, and family relationships.

How can we make this better? By having proper rest and just open ourselves up, loving your family for no matter who they are? I think that is the solution. What do you think?”

Feelings are much like waves, we can`t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.” – Jonatan Martensson Source

Things to do when you have a mixed emotions:

  • Go and take a nap
  • Meditate
  • Read a book
  • Take a walk
  • Call a friend
  • Take a bath
  • Watch funny movie
  • Listen music

Mixed feelings can be just about anything. Often times when somebody say that they have mixed feelings, we usually think it’s about their partner, in an early stage of dating, but really, you can have mixed feelings in daily life, just about anything.

One moment you feel excited, one moment confused, the other fearful. Have you ever felt this way? Like you are confused? I believe it’s normal.

How do I really feel and why?

The question above should be asked at least once a day. I mean, asking yourself that question. And if you feel lazy, for example, you can ask yourself question: “Why do I feel lazy?” And so on and so forth.

Read more about two questions you need to ask yourself daily HERE.

Really, anything in life can be solved, we only need to work towards that, and the way you are feeling now, should be your number one priority.

How do you raise your vibration? How important or not important it is in your life? What do you think about this Blog Post? Did it helped you at all?

 

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How to achieve your personal greatness (easy)

For every and each one of us, greatness means different things. For some greatness is great wealth, while for some, greatness is big happy family. What is personal greatness for you?

Greatness is a concept of a state of superiority affecting a person or object in a particular place or area. Greatness can also be attributed to individuals who possess a natural ability to be better than all others.

To achieve personal greatness, you must be great in all your life segments, everything has to align beautifully, work easily.

You can start by making a list of the things you want to improve in your life, and list of the things you don’t wanna be doing, but you know you must do it, in order your life to improve.

Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary. Robin S. Sharma Source

Greatness can be really everything. It can be about how many lives you touched and influenced other peoples lives. It can be about how many times you faced the obstacles, but you kept on going anyways. Really, what is greatness for you?

Personal greatness is within you. You don’t need to look for it, you just need to embrace it. We are all born with greatness, and we are all great one way or another.

To achieve greatness in your life, just be great. You are not becoming someone or something, you are being that, so just BE great in everything that you do, and greatness should follow you, people are going to perceive you as such.

  • Live life to the fullest
  • Always strive for more
  • Be good and do good

Don’t look back. You are not going that way.

Start asking a lot of questions every day. Questions like: “What can I do today to make myself feeling a little bit better?”

To read more about “2 questions you need to ask yourself daily”, read HERE.

You ask question, you get answer. There will be no answer if you don’t ask questions. Ask yourself daily, people around you, Google, or even God, and you must get answer, sooner or later.

Questions can be like:

  1. Why
  2. Who
  3. When
  4. Where
  5. What
  6. How
Personal greatness

To achieve personal greatness I think is all about trial and error. Meaning, you need to try different things to find one that works for you, and lot of research.

There is article that I found for you which covers up 20 books for those that are trying to develop themselves. The list is truly amazing. Click the link HERE and find out what are the books.

Conclusion in bullet points:

  • Study successful people
  • Find what works best for you
  • Try different things
  • Read a lot
  • Ask questions
  • Be great NOW at everything you do
  • Be consistent in all that

That is it for you guys. What do you think about personal greatness and how to find it and embrace it? What are some of your takeaways from this article that opened your eyes?