Most of us are busy remembering the past, reliving it or rearranging it to our liking. Sometimes, we daydream the future or simply plan it. We have been taught to write down goals, to use planners and check our statistics to take an accurate reading of our lives. We fill our calendars with soccer practices, recitals, family functions and graduations. Time is the great ruler in western societies.
As an outcome, we may not be enjoying the present. The only moment anchored in reality is the present. Just breathe, you’ll never live this moment again. Have you seen this before?
Just breathe, you’ll never live this moment again.
Every day, I walk with my friend Linda in the historic part of Tacoma where I moved to a few years ago. Linda resides a few blocks away from where my husband and I live.
Walking with Linda gives me the opportunity to drop the busy-ness of my day and enjoy my visit with her. I keep open ninety minutes to walk. Ninety minutes free of appointments, obligations and reminders. We walk, talk, laugh, share, and sometimes, we even stop for a cup of tea. I enjoy her presence; I enjoy the moment.
Another precious moment I remain anchored is when I visit my granddaughters and their parents. Nothing else matters but watching them play or playing with them. All my energy is focused on what is happening in that moment. When little children dance through their lives, they talk, breathe and run in the present.
The present fills us with energy. No concerns or worries, no projections or planning. The present moment brings with it calm and peace or laughter.
Bach flower essences are wonderful and allow you to enjoy the moment without being pulled into the future.
Here are some suggestions:
If you worry too much, use Red Chestnut.
If daydreaming keeps you from living fully, take Clematis.
If brain storming takes too much out of you, then Wild Oats is the best. Wild Oats brings to the surface options and uncanny solutions to problems.