Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Be Where You Are...

One of the major reasons people fail to find happiness or to create that unique lifestyle they dream about is because most have not mastered the art of being.
While we are home our thoughts are still absorbed with solving the challenges we face at the office. And when we are at the office we find ourselves worrying about problems at home.
We go through the day without really listening to what others are saying to us. We may be hearing the words, but we aren't absorbing the message.
As we go through the day we find ourselves focusing on past experiences or future possibilities. We are so involved in yesterday and tomorrow that we never even notice that today is slipping by.
We go through the day rather than getting something from the day. We are everywhere at any given moment in time except living in that moment in time.
Practice being wherever you are.  If you are talking with a family member, friend or fellow employee give them 100%. Learn to focus on the current moment, and drawing from it all of the substance and wealth of experience and emotions that it has to offer. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there in the moment, we will never master the art of being.

5 comments:

Cory and Megan said...

Thanks so much for this nice little reminder post :) I needed it. I am definitely always worried about whats to come... I'm such a control freak, I really need to remember to enjoy the moment. I love you to death, thanks a ton!

Engrained Emotions said...

You are so wise. what great advise for everyone.

love you

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wrongfromheadtotoe said...

what a woman! are you sure you're not older than you say?! great post! loves

John, Allisha, and Ezra said...

I love your post. I've been thinking a lot about this lately. Well written. Come see us.

Love,
Lish