In this world of ringing cell phones, dinging notifications, and the epidemic of multi tasking, it becomes harder and harder for us to live in the present moment.
Being present is a state of mind, but when our minds are occupied with our seemingly never ending assortment of devices and distractions (traffic, kids, spouses, work, social media), it’s next to impossible to appreciate and take in each moment.
What we’re left with is an epidemic of non-presence. The spaces between the noises that fill our lives are no longer sacred. Instead, they are filled with distractions of all kinds.
When you can slow your life down enough to take in each moment, you’ll find calmness in the chaos, and peace in your heart and mind.
It takes practice, but here are some things you can do to slow down and get present:
As the great Buddha once said, “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
So mind the spaces between the noise, and enjoy your moments as they unfold. Be here, now.