This tiny word is so powerful. It conjures up a single instant and reminds us that the present moment is all that's truly available to us. As a kid, I related to the word now differently than I do today. Then it mostly had to do with the timing of a task or chore that I was to complete. Dinner’s ready, now! Or Clean up your room, now!
Or I experienced now in relation to wanting something. Usually I wanted it immediately or ‘now’.
Today, I recognize ‘now’ as the precious, fleeting moment it truly is.
Now is now.
This phrase could be considered a trite creation of our current social media culture. A battle cry to finally get present! Countless moments are captured and posted #nowisnow.
But the truth is that by living choosing to live in the present moment, we are transformed. Our stress level often drops when we stay focused on what's happening now. Right here at this very second.
It's a profoundly simple concept.
Stay present and you'll always be operating in the now.
I’m guilty of spending too much time in my mind reflecting on the past or entertaining the future. When actually the only moment I can exist in is NOW. By remaining in the present, I'm only dealing with what's happening immediately. I'm not reliving the past or worrying about the future. This approach makes life easier.
My goal is to live more of my life in the present moment or the now. Letting go of the past and not rushing the future.
When Eckart Tolle’s book The Power of Now first came out, I tried to read it. It didn't grab me. I wasn’t ready. I might be now:-) I’m going to put in a request at the library and try it again.
How do you stay in the now?
Simply 50 -
refining life for the next decade- continues until 10/31.
Don’t miss a single day!
Thank you for reading.
P.S. Thank you for excusing my typos and shorter posts. It was Homecoming weekend and I have three high school kids this year. The past few days have been packed full! Wonderful fun, but not much time for writing. I’m trying to stay in the now:-)
Hello, I'm Kristen.
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