“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”
~Anne Morrow Lindberg~
Being in a new environment could be a scary experience at times; new faces, attitudes, beliefs, and lifestyles. We wonder if we would fit in, if we would be accepted. It is like traveling to a foreign country. Even when we are eager to explore, there is that tiny little voice saying “what if”. What if they don’t like you? What if you mess up and do something wrong? You know that tendency we sometimes have to overthink and cross the river before getting there! That’s when the ability of being present in any situation comes as a lifeguard, holding us tight when doubts and why not, fears appear.
As I entered that new space this weekend, I realized the importance of living in the moment; embracing and savoring each experience for what is; expecting nothing and embracing everything. I also realized the relevance of some practices that have proven to be very useful to me when seizing the everlasting now.
1. Daily communion with the Divine in any way.
2. Getting rid of any negativity of thought, action, and word
3. Acceptance of myself and others for who we are
4. Cultivating a grateful attitude no matter the circumstances
5. Seeing the good in everything and everyone; seeing from the heart
Not every day will be a good day. Life would lose its excitement if that was the case, right? We do like to be challenged at times. We grow and feel empower every time we overcome an obstacle. However, every day brings the opportunity to live fully, here and now. Every day we are granted another chance to change the script and write a new and better one. It is about being open to all the good in our lives claiming it as ours in the present moment. We have always had the power to do so by simply living in the now, which is all that is.