It seems we bump up against so many moments with our bristles already raised in defiance, wanting something other than the reality of now. Or we rush through moments, barely noticing them while wishing to be somewhere else, doing something else.
There is a strong sense of empowerment available when we practice meeting the moment, just as it is. The first step toward presence is to accept this moment as it is unfolding. Then, when we are not wasting energy on futile resistance, we have more resources available for making a clear choice about how to attend to whatever is arising.
In mindful presence,
Do you treat this moment as if it were an obstacle to be overcome?
Do you feel you have a future moment to get to that is more important?
The present moment is as it is. Always. Can you let it be?
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yoga, Reiki, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.