Read, and Be in the Moment, Blissfully.

Higher Awareness

Garden at blue house 1994 x-1Today, I’m sharing with you a wee bit of sage advice. For years I’ve been receiving inspirational messages from John and Patrice who are the wisdom within their weekly posts at Higher Awareness. Countless times their upbeat and positive advice has steered me away from the hollow darkness or mindless rage.

Today’s message is about being in the moment.

OPEN TO THE MOMENT

This post is an excerpt from Higher Awareness
http://www.higherawareness.com/

“Why not concentrate on the now instead of hoping for better times in the future? Why not understand the now instead of forgetting it and hoping for the future? Isn’t the future just another trap?”
— Anthony de Mello

Soul exists only in this moment. Every moment, no matter what the conditions, offers opportunities to touch and experience life in a new way. Our egos, with their fears and desires, easily get trapped in the past and the future, but the power to change exists only in this moment.

We don’t need to know more or have more before we can live more deeply. We simply need to pay attention to what’s happening now. To open without judgment to the worlds around and within us.

“Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday.Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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stock-illustration-5697474-in-the-newsFeather Stone: Reading is it time well spent in allowing the body to rest and heal. A well written novel will ignite your imagination. As you exercise those mental muscles, the reader becomes more able to create solutions, become open to more options. Reading allows the reader to safely experience gut wrenching emotions of terror and fear, erotic passion and rage, hope and hopelessness.

Most importantly, the reader simply enjoys being in the moment.

Everyone in their unique ways have different strategies to ‘be in the moment.’ Some meditate, some do crafts. Others, like me, walk in nature. Writing and playing with my sheltie also help me put aside what happened yesterday and free me from useless worry about tomorrow.

I’d like to hear about your strategy for being in the moment.

More wisdom and humor from Anthony de Mello:

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2 thoughts on “Read, and Be in the Moment, Blissfully.

  1. Hands down, the thing most capable of putting me in the moment is backcountry hiking. It’s the rhythm of one foot in front of the other and the exertion of up, up, up that soothes my mind and allows me to become centered. Oddly enough, painting walls and furniture does the same thing to me. I covet those moments.

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