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“Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” – Wayne Dyer.
When was the last time you let go of distractions and truly lived in the moment?
We’ve probably stumbled upon a number of life advice to “be present” and “be there.” It’s true – there’s beauty in being present. However, no matter how easy the suggestion sounds, being present and living in the moment requires effort.
In this 21st century lifestyle – where people thrive in being busy jumping from one task to another, or multi-tasking, being present and living in the moment have become extra challenging. There are always things coming up that are vying for our attention.
We rarely enjoy a moment without capturing it on our phones first.
We fail to see the true beauty of nature because we’re too busy updating our trips on social media.
Our relationships are also affected by our inability to be mindful of the needs of the people that matter most in our lives.
Living in the moment, deciding to be more mindful, and truly being there are immeasurable gifts we can give to ourselves and to other people. But what does it mean to truly live in the moment?
What is Living in the Moment
What does it mean to live in the moment?
Knowing how to live in the present moment wisely is an essential life skill. It is the ability to be mindful with what’s happening now without getting tangled in the past and worried about the future. To live in the moment, one must get rid of distractions to fully focus on listening to, appreciating, and relishing what’s presently happening.
The Importance of Living in the Moment
Knowing how to live in the moment can sometimes be an underrated skill. However, when we just start focusing on what’s in front of us, we’ll get to see the amazing benefits of truly being there.
We Learn to Face Problems Realistically
When swamped with problems, it’s easy to take the usual route – panicking over the unknown. It’s easy to lose our cool and our rational thinking when we’re overwhelmed with anxiety over what will happen next. Dealing with problems in a mindful, in-the-now perspective helps us address challenges realistically. A positive approach to problem can make us come up with more effective solutions to our concerns.
We Increase Our Ability to Feel Gratitude
Are you having a hard time appreciating the things you have? Do you always compare your progress with someone with stellar success? Being present can increase our ability to feel gratitude. When we focus on our own success, achievements, timelines, and fortunes, we will begin to see that right now, we already have some of the things we were just wishing for in the past. Seeing how much you’ve achieved – by focusing on what you have accomplished now – can help you see the future with eyes of hope and gratitude.
Through Being Present, We Express Our Love
Letting someone you love know that you’re there for them is priceless. One of the best ways to convey this kind of care is through giving your time and attention to someone when they’re talking, or trying to express something. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing someone you love and trust not paying attention to you when all you want to do is share your world, your experiences and your love with them. When you love someone, give them the focus and attention they deserve.
Living in the Moment Allows Us to See Beauty Everywhere
Before taking out your phone to capture a memory, take in the sights, sounds, and smells first. Instead of worrying about your new social media post, relish the things that are around you. It’s not hard to find beauty in everything, but when we’re distracted, it’s going to be a struggle.
How to Live in the Present
Forget the Past
Significant life experiences mold us, but some hold us back. Learning lessons from the past is important, but living in the past can rob us of the chance to see the true happiness in the present moment.
If you feel that the past memories are preventing you from finding joy in the present, opt for an Intuitive Energy Healing session to help you let go of the experiences that weigh you down.
Whether you’re connecting with someone, or joining an event, put distractions to the side. Switch your phone to silent mode. Don’t let notifications take away the focus you should give to people that matter.
Increase Mindfulness by Removing Judgment
One of the most important steps to truly understanding someone is to listen without judgment or spend time to practice mindfulness meditation on a daily routine. Forming judgments in our minds while someone is sharing their thoughts and emotions can make it hard for us to sympathize and empathize with them. When you clear your mind of judgments, understanding what someone is going through becomes more possible.
Don’t anticipate troubles and let the uncertainty of the future rob you of the chance to celebrate today! The only moment you have control over right now is the present moment. If you just look around, you’ll find so many reasons to be happy.
Wounds that are not yet healed can make it difficult for us to see life positively. When wounds are unhealed, it’s so hard to find the special in every moment. Healing from the trauma, pain, and emotional burdens can give us a different outlook in life.
If you or someone you love needs healing from unspoken wounds, an Intuitive Energy Healing session might be the answer. Through sessions of intuitive healing, you can find release from the emotions and mental distractions that prevent you from seeing the good things in the present.
Living in the moment is always a conscious effort. It’s not always going to be easy, but practicing it, and living it can help you boost mental health and well being while developing the habit of finding joy every day.