31 Aug Learning how to live in the moment
Today is the first day of the rest of your life…
Blah, blah, blah…boring, right? What if you put a spin on it? What if…today was just today? This is not glib question, but really staying in just today – just for today.
How difficult is it to leave yesterday behind and not bring tomorrow into your thoughts or actions? This may seem difficult but just takes practice. First create a vision of what you want your life to be like then allow the “Law of Attraction” to do its magic. Doing this keeps me in the present moment. You don’t have to be perfect at it but you can get back there quickly when you go off the tracks.
I too have a vision of what I want my life to look like when I am “there”. But staying in today means not only believing that I WILL get “there” but that I am living it already – TODAY. That means that I state everything for my future in the present tense and stay there, not thinking “it’s not happening fast enough” or “it’s not going to happen ever!”
“How can I do this?” you ask yourself? Faith and presence…and some footwork of course. When you believe and state anything in the present as if it is already done, the Universe will conspire to set things in motion for it to BE true. So in the morning you start by stating what you want in the present.
Something like, “I live an abundant life in every way helping others.” Only you know what that abundant life means. Take several deep, long breaths and in your minds eye see it in action. Does it mean you live in a different home? Traveling more? Drive a different car? Have a specific amount in your bank account/accounts? Paint a clear and vivid picture and add emotions and smells if you can to build a huge vision.
The only thing left to do is set your intentions for the day. What you can do today to pull you into that vision, then let go and start moving. Know that Being your best self and Doing the next right thing will create the life you want and miracles happen. Enjoy each moment of your day and each connection within it because you ARE living your envisioned life! Today. Now!
When you wander off in your head, going into the worry or “what if’s”, gently bring yourself back and breathe in your moment. Listen to the sounds around you and feel your body in that moment. Notice your shoulders relax and your muscles loosen.
Now everything is right how it is at this moment and start moving again. If what you were doing isn’t getting you closer to where you envision yourself to be, do something else. No matter where you are at this moment, you can move forward from it.
Today really is just today – and so is every day.
Why not live it perfectly in Peace, Faith and Presence.