“It's all a matter of paying attention,
being awake in the present moment,
and not expecting a huge payoff.
The magic in this world seems to work
in whispers and small kindnesses.”
- Charles de Lint
Do you BREATHE life,
or do you snorkel
under its surface?
Your nose to the grindstone, a baby on your hip, and your butt in a crack is a terrible way to live,
but many live that way every day.
All of us have tasks we must perform each day. That is a fact.
Yet it is also a fact that a moment taken to be aware of your surroundings is healing.
Psychologists have found that people are distracted from the task at hand nearly half the time,
and this focusing on the past, future, or what if's consistently makes them less happy.
Now, living for the moment is a recipe for disaster, but living IN the moment adds depth to each second.
Worry never solved one problem, but has blinded many to the beauty and love right before them.
We tend to spend so much time replaying past moments or planning too much for the future,
that we miss out on the great moments that are unveiling right before us.
This is sad because we have no idea how many more moments we will be fortunate enough to experience.
How do you think each of us can become more in the moment?