Monday, April 23, 2012

Being Present ... Is Such A Gift

"The most important time in your life is right now"
Deepak Chopra

"Now is the moment that never ends"
Deepak Chopra


I am growing to realize how important today is. Since becoming a Mom I have spent a lot of time looking back and looking ahead. I am a bit of a worrier and when I let it get hold I spend too much time in the past and in the future. Through my journey I am learning to live in the present. It is truly a gift.

I think what really got me thinking about how important it is to live in the present is my children. Over the past year I have come to see the impact of not living in the present. All of a sudden my kids are older. Well, not really all of a sudden but that is how it feels. By spending so much time looking back and forward I wasn't seeing the greatness and blessings of the present moment. There is so much beauty in the joy of every day moments. Kids grow up so quickly and I was letting the days slip away. We would be at the park and while the kids were having a great time I was think about something else -- like the dishes that needed to be done, the laundry that was waiting for me at home, the bills that need to be paid, the work that needed to be done. So many great moments have passed me by because I wasn't looking.

Today I work hard every single day to live in the present. Sometimes it can be hard. I need reminders but living in the present is truly a gift! It is living in the magic of life