I was at a class Thursday night and the message was to be present in your life. After just a few minutes or even moments we tend to zone out. So we miss out on what if happening right in front of us. What are benefits of staying in the present? Here are a couple, better relationships, reduced stress, and getting things done.
Challenge now is to stay present. Are you ready? This will take practice, practice and being patient with ourselves.
Quotes on being present:
•“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” – Jan Glidewell
•“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” – Abraham Maslow
•“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
•”The living moment is everything.” ~D.H. Lawrence
•”Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – Babatunde Olatunji, a similar version is also attributed to Alice Morse Earle
•”I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” – Alan Watts
•”You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” – Jan Glidewell