Thursday, January 7, 2010

In the moment

Realize deeply that the present is all you ever have.
Make the now the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle

We are burrowed in as winter weather has taken the Midwest by storm. On this cold and snowy winter night there is no place we need to be except home. Being here now made me contemplate living in the now.

Kids are good at living in the moment. They don't have huge responsibilities, pressing schedules or running to-do lists. This picture I snapped of my son says so much of just enjoying the present moment. Instead of scurrying to the car he wanted to stop and taste the snowflakes.

This moment is the best moment of your life. It is now. The past is gone and the future is unknown. Are you living in the now? Do you slow down to look others in the eye when they talk to you? Do you taste your food? Today I decided not to check my e-mail while eating my lunch. I just focused on eating my tortilla soup and how the flavors tasted. It was delicious and filling.

In the process of "being" rather than "doing", life can be so much richer and connected. Eckhart Tolle writes chapters about this in his book, A New Earth. I highly recommend it as many light bulbs went off when reading it. Enjoy the moment.
Shine your light,

1 comment:

  1. I just happened upone this email you sent from the New Year and read your blog!! Loved it and you said it so right!! Enjoy the now!