Lately I keep coming back to the realization of how much the present moment matters. It really does.
It’s where my life takes place, it is the source of how it unfolds. It’s where I make the choices that determine the direction of my life, where I meet others, where I can truly hear myself, and where I get my ideas.
And yet how much time do I spend in my day, swirling around in my head either in the past or the future or… missing the reality of what is in front of me?
All. The. Time.
Particularly as a sensitive empath, who picks up on all kinds of energy, and stimuli around me, I find it is so simple to be pulled off my own path and into the urgency of the world, the path of others, a set of realities that are not mine.
Coming back ‘home’ to me is a real practice … particularly because I want to both live in the world and be a human.
As I’m diving back into my creative flow, I am reconnecting with this deep truth that the moment is where all of my creativity unfolds; it’s where the insights spark, where the magic happens, where love takes place.
You know that feeling where time slows down and you are just following the flow of one unfolding experience to the next, watching it take place in front of you? Chasing an idea … a deeply creative conversation … an unfolding vision … a beautiful expression of love.
I love and truly desire more of those in my life. So I’m asking myself to work on slowing down, dropping the never-ending addiction of the mind that wants to fast forward to the future, or remain in the past … which is really hard btw … and refining my practice of honoring the moments in front of me.
As I do this I am also holding the practical truth that moments matter a lot — *and* — they are infinite.
There are more coming my way, so I can have another chance to slow down and live in them.
I will undoubtedly make a mistake (… like, later today) and I will miss the moment. Because I am human. And I am going to F** up.
And in those moments, I can give myself grace and forgiveness so that the next time, I want to come back and experience the moment again.
Here’s to honoring yourself and your moments today.
Founder of Mind Into Matter and lover of coffee, color, and passport stamps.