When we Live Fully in the Moment There’s an Aliveness that Comes Easily.

photo: Katie Aaberg

photo: Katie Aaberg

When we’re fully present, we offer our whole selves to whatever it is we’re doing. Our attention, our integrity & our energy are all focused in the moment and on the task at hand. This is a powerful experience & when we’re in this state, we feel completely alive & invigorated. This kind of aliveness comes easily when we’re absorbed in work or play we love, but it’s available to us in every moment, and we can learn to summon it regardless of what we’re doing. Even tasks or jobs we don’t enjoy can become infused with the light of being present. The more present we are, the more meaningful our lives become.

Next time you find yourself fully engaged in the moment, whether you are making art, trying to solve an interesting puzzle, or talking to your best friend, you may want to take a moment to notice how you feel. You may observe that you’re not thinking about what you need to do next, your body feels like it’s pleasantly humming, or your brain feels tingly. As you enjoy the feeling of being located entirely in the present moment, you can inform yourself you may try to recall this feeling later. You might try this while driving home or getting ready for bed, allowing yourself to be just as engaged in that experience as you were in the earlier one.

The more we draw ourselves into the present moment, the more we honor the gift of our lives & the people around us. When we’re fully present, we give & receive aliveness in equal measure. For today, try to be fully present in your daily activities & watch a new reality open.

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