Do you know what that means, living life now? It is being completely present to what you do. Being aware of your body, who and what is around you, being completely aware of all of that.
Life is so magical if you develop this technique. Einstein once said: “Some people live like nothing is magical, some people live like everything is magical.” I love this so much!
Couple of days ago i was riding a bike and I noticed a trees, leaves changing into all the fall colors and shades to the yellow, green, brown and red. Was incredible!
How many times you was driving a car, and upon arrival you don”t remember the journey? That is because you were either in the past or in the future. This is why accidents are happening. People don”t realize where they are, what is going on around them and that is dangerous.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to be aware of the moment now. Be aware of the everything that you do.
What you can do is, wherever you are right now, just STOP, look around yourself, hear the sounds, feel the smells, are you cold right now? Where exactly? Why don”t you put your socks on, if your feet are cold? 😀 😀 😀 That is little exercise that I love so much and that grounds me, makes me aware of my body temperature.
I have a blog post related to this one. It is about asking yourself question “How do I really feel right now?” you can find it HERE.
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Living in the present moment is so important because there is no point in worrying about the past and also being anxious about the future. … Thinking about your future and also about your past is just going to drain your energy and makes you not live in the current moment whole-heartedly.
I will give you an idea of how you can live in a moment. We all live our lives by a segments. The moment you open your eyes in the morning is a first segment. Second one you are going to the kitchen prepare yourself a coffee. Third is, you sitting in a living room drinking coffee. Fourth is, your partner walks in, and all of a sudden you are not alone anymore, someone else is with you.
Now, somebody else upon waking up thinks how awful this weather today is and how he hates his job, but you think how grateful you are that you opened your eyes to a new opportunity, grateful to wake up in your bed, partner that you love is beside you…
You going to kitchen to make some coffee thinking how good it feels like to be able to sit quietly with a cup of coffee while somebody else thinks how tired they are, it might be something wrong with them. In all your life situations you can look either in a positive or negative way.
Or you are sitting in a living room upon waking up with a cup of coffee, grateful for waking up to a beautiful new day, being completely present, knowing that you are not alone, your partner is in the room.
You can practice now being in a present. Let”s say you are sitting by the table, reading this words. Stop for a moment and look around you. Do you hear some voices? Feel the sensations in your body. Look through the window and really notice what is around you.
I”ll never forget when I was once showering. I looked through the window in the distance and noticed a mountains. I am living in this house for about a year, and I never looked through this window. It was great discovery for me. Now taking shower every day I look the mountains in the distance and if feels incredible.
You don”t wanna live your life by the automatism. You wanna remember and live fully in every and each moment. It is actually very easy. Most people forget to breathe and really look their family, friends and co-workers in the eye. That is really sad, because we should fully experience other human being, accept them for who they truly are.
One of the best ways to get back on a track is to do the mindful body scan. This simple exercise is a great way to get yourself in a mindful mood and get in touch with your body.
Conducting a mindful review of your day is another exercise that can show you what and why were you doing throughout the day, and if you want, you can ask yourself for the following day, how you can do them better.
There are plenty of exercises that can put you in the NOW, the only question is do you wanna work for it or you don”t.
Live the life NOW is really incredible. Don”t ever forget to live your life always now, being completely present. By doing so, you live your life to the fullest. It takes practice, patience, consistency and persistency, but it is well worth it.
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