PRESENT

by lorikoop

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(word 10)

You must live in the PRESENT, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in every moment. ~Henry David Thoreau

We hear it all the time “live in the moment!” Why?

They say 90% of our think time in spent on the past or on the future, either with regrets or on fears. Precious, nonrecoverable time spent miles away in the thought pond (remember that place). There are times when it’s good to be there, planning, organizing and making peace. But when we do, we remove ourselves from the present. It’s like when we get behind the camera and miss being at the party. Focus and thoughts go elsewhere.

When we live in the moment, we experience the richness of life. We feel, we interact, we contribute. We are wide awake, receiving the gifts being freely given. The gifts we couldn’t receive when far away. So how do we stay present and live the here and now? We engage one of the 5 senses. Here’s an acronym to help you remember…

P.R.E.S.E.N.T. = “Present” Reminders: Ears Skin Eyes Nose Tongue
What do I hear? What do I feel? What do I see? What do I smell? What do I taste?

Any one one of these questions will bring you back to the present. Use the face as a reminder. It contains all the sensory elements. Start at the ears and travel over the skin to the eyes, down the slope of the nose to the tongue.

Look into their faces . . . and really enjoy the people you love!

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