Tuesday, May 27, 2014

~ Enjoying Life ~


This is another article from the Daily OM.
   

Remembering the Moment



It is only in the present moment that we experience being alive.
Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience each leaf that falls to the ground, sometimes we get so attached to reaching our goals that we don’t pay attention to the wonder all around us. When we do that, we live in a world that exists only in our heads, while we miss life itself. There is so much to be enjoyed and appreciated that we need to remember to pay attention to the present moment, because it is the only space in which we can experience being alive.

We learn from our past, but dwelling on it keeps us from being fully present to life in the moment. We create our lives with our thoughts, but focusing so firmly on our imagined future keeps us from
co-creating with the universe, so we might never allow ourselves to live our dreams as they manifest. It’s possible to be so happy and comfortable in our inner worlds that we lose touch with the business of life. We may enjoy spending large portions of time in meditation, or focused on our thoughts.

Life must be attended to, and if we are wise, we can enjoy it at the same time. We can awaken ourselves to the moment we are living right now by taking a deep breath and simply looking around. In doing so, we refocus our attention to our location in the real world. Then we can learn to appreciate the process of working toward our goals as much as their attainment. Balancing ourselves between the present moment and eternity, we can experience and enjoy the full range of reality available to us as spiritual beings living on earth.


10 comments:

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh Pat, this is wonderful! I especially liked the last paragraph. I think everyone can benefit from "living in the moment" more. Thanks for sharing this!

Carla from The River said...

Thank you. I like this.
:-)

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I strive for this daily, but it is such a struggle not to get caught up in the daily grind. Your words are beautiful and just what I needed to hear tonight. Thanks for reminding me of the important things in life:)
xo Kathleen

NanaDiana said...

That is a wonderful article, Pat. I do try to live in the moment-it is so easy to get captured by the past and feel some anxiety about the future. I struggle with it-but try to find the joy in the moment. I am much better than I was years ago- xo Diana

Theresa said...

I posted on simple pleasures today! It is important to "live in the moment"! Enjoy your day dear friend, I plan on enjoying mine:) HUGS!

Ron said...

What a wonderful article, Pat! I like!

Carol Z said...

This is great. I wish I'd worried less and lived more in the moment years ago. Wishes for a great Thursday.

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I know that you have lived thru so much in your lifetime, Pat, some things that I hope I never have to experience, but you are such a wise and beautiful lady. I hope you don't mind me saying that in blogland.

kitty said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful article, Pat. It is hard to not get caught up in the past and in the future, but so important to live in the present. I end my prayers every night with "Thy will be done". xo

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Wise words, Pat.
We really do need to remind ourselves of these things.
Enjoy your weekend!
xo, T.