I have been asked what living in the moment means to me, and what my internal processes are as to how I reside in the moment. I have been asked how I deal with my own demons.
I like my demons. It is interesting, because to me living in the moment is the only thing to do.
The one thing that actually means anything is right now. Right now as I am writing this blog, I am staring at the hills and the shore, and I am thirsty. That’s all I am feeling at the moment.
Maybe I will have other ideas that come in afterwards. When my girlfriend comes home, I will think about what I wish to do.
You want to dial in that, and realize you won’t really understand what you would like to do until you are in the moment. You could attempt to plan things out, thinking maybe you need to catch dinner or have good sex, but you do not know what is going to happen in the future.
If the telephone rings and I answer that, then a new moment is made, and when I choose to pick up the phone then I shall give that person 100% of my focus in that moment.
It’s crucial for you to see that the moment is all we have. When you are out on a date, the one thing you have right there at that moment is that you and that person looking into each other’s eyes and speaking.
If you believe about how the date will end or how you want the date to finish, then you are not present in the moment. If you are considering what happened with your last connection, then you are not present in the moment.
One more thing about living in the moment and processing it, is if something bothers you then you will need to spit it out at this moment. You can not sit there arguing with your girlfriend or boyfriend and having it not feel right because you’ve got something to say.
If you feel you will need to take the time to think something through and process it, then that is fine. If you feel something at the moment that you wish to share, however, do not bury it.
Living in the moment to me means having the ability to say what is on your mind 24/7, being able to remain connected to where you are at, and being receptive to everything that is presented to you at the moment. It means being able to do everything without letting your mind wander and think.
How many of you have difficulty staying current in the moment?
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