Today we live in a world where we are wired to dwell in the past or race towards a future that seems so unclear and we often forget about this very moment. There are many blogs, books, and articles about embracing the present moment and that is just great but I have something to say too, dear reader. The present moment is the greatest moment in our lives. It is the point of our existence that we should dwell and learn in. I am not perfect by any means and I too need to keep it in mind.
Living in the present moment gives you comfort and you finally feel like you have a chance of moving forward and can make some sort of minor or even major change in your life. Since graduating college, this has been a hard place for me. Every day I am looking for a job, a career, or a greater glimpse of my future and I find myself dwelling in that. I find my mind in a place where it will all be "okay"--when this happens, I can do this; when I get that job, I will buy this. In reality I have everything in the world, I have a roof over my head and I can say, with huge amounts of privilege, I am able to finally take a small break from my life. I am able to practice yoga, write this blog post, and finally focus on some personal goals--because I am right here, right now. When I am able to find myself in the present moment, I feel ridiculous amounts of gratitude for the life I have created and find myself in complete and utter aw of the people in it. I told a friend the other day, "Dammit, I will live a creative, vibrant life if it kills me." She responded with, "Then do it, Mark."
The challenge is: Be here, right now.
By living in this moment, I have find freedom from feelings of disappointment, sadness, and worry. In these present moments, I find peace with myself and with the world around me. I now challenge you to take in this moment, right now, and find your peace. Find what gives you the truest amounts of joy and go for it. Whether it is at your workplace, riding your bike, sipping coffee, or playing with your children. Find THIS moment, if it doesn't give you joy, I challenge you to find the value in the lesson it is trying to teach you. My dear friends, live this moment--life is way too short.
Be inspired. Stay Positive. Love Yourself.