This may be hard to imagine, but most people rarely expect to receive gifts on days other than birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmases.
What’s more, many of us rarely gift ourselves.
We have got to start paying more attention.
‘Cause…if we don’t, we will keep missing the best gift ever.
The precious present!
Today is our gift. It’s our present. With each breathe we take, we unwrap yet another precious moment of it.
The present is not something someone gives to us. It is something we give to ourselves.
The precious present is one of the dearest gifts you can utilize everyday.
It’s one all-time offer.
The present is what is. It is precious. Resist though you may.
Are you trapped by your past?
Do you worry about your future?
IT is wise to think about the past, and plan for the future. After all, that’s how we learn and grow.
Getting stuck in the past, or ruminating about the future, well…that’s something else altogether.
Which would you rather do?
How would you rather be?
Go with me on this…
When we’re focused on the past or the future, we are cut off from the possibilities inherent in this moment—unable to see it and experience it for what it is.
We separate ourselves [knuckle-headed as we can all be sometimes] from the opportunities it presents.
Remaining present-centered is an ongoing challenge. Even people with years of practice, frequently stray, however briefly, into the past or the future.
We parade a barrage of thoughts through our minds daily. So much so that we are almost hypnotized by them.
This is where becoming consciously alert to our chatter-filled thoughts comes in. We must teach ourselves to habitually return our minds to our precious present.
This is what is best known as mindfulness.
Maybe, you’ve heard of it!
When we aren’t paying conscious attention to the present moment…
We are effectively sleepwalking, even when we are wide-awake.
Over the years… of the best ways I’ve found to stay present are by:
Honing My Five Senses
Coming Back to Ground
Being Grateful For Each Moment
Doing this takes me away from any kind of rumination and reminds me that what matters most is what’s happening right in this moment.
Reasons why I believe each present moment is so precious…
You feel more alive
You are less unhappy
You feel less stressed
You become more positive
You can be more creative
You are far less frustrated
You are far less negative
Every day when you arise say to yourself:
“I choose to be happier today, as I live each moment in the precious present.”
Enjoying your precious present?
*Thanks to Google Images and Pixabay*