Often, when it comes to personal development we become so focused on watching our thoughts, our words and implementing Divine techniques on what we would like to change in our lives or actively co-create to experience in our future, that we’ll forget the most important part of our journey is to enjoy life by being present and living in the moment of NOW!
We spend so much of our conscious time either clearing away and healing the past or creating our magnificent future, that we forget to take the time to connect with this beautiful moment of right here, right now.
Take a few minutes preferably, in one of your favorite spaces and take in a deep diaphragmatic breath. Pause and take in another one. Do this a couple more times. Ahhhh!
- How do you feel: emotionally, mentally and physically?
- How is your breathing? Is it relaxed or labored?
- What do you see around you? Colors? Shapes?
- What textures are in this space?
- What sounds do you hear within, nearby and afar?
- What aromas are in the air?
- What elements of Nature are you surrounding yourself with?
- Who are you sharing your cherished life with?
This moment that you are experiencing right now … is a priceless gift! This is you being consciously present and living in the moment of NOW! This is where you experience your core-essence of Being, the who of innately who you are.
The path to enjoying a fulfilled life which is your Divine birthright, is to celebrate this beautiful moment by offering gratitude and appreciation for who you are, what you have, where you are and with those you are so blessed to share your journey with in this moment of time. Hence, the proverb “stop and smell the roses” and “count your blessings.” It’s experiencing the beauty of your journey along the way versus achieving the goal or reaching the final destination of desire.
Being conscious of your blessings in this moment is the greatest honor you can offer your Creator and all the trail blazers who came before you. This is also the most auspicious time to connect within to your Higher-Self, Guides and Angels to receive Divine guidance and inspiration, for the Universe loves and blesses a thankful heart.
The next time today, you enjoy one of your domestic amenities of an indoor warm shower or hot bath, the dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, your vacuum cleaner, washer and dryer, going for a long drive in your vehicle, clean running water, electricity or your using your cell phone, telephone or computer to connect with your loved ones or business … remember, it wasn’t long ago that these everyday simplicities were only the burning desires of our pasts dreamers, inventors and explorers wanting to bring forth luxury as a basic essential for the highest-good of all including, you and future generations.
You are immensely blessed in this very moment. Delight in the energetic flow that you are safe, powerful, perfect, balanced and complete. Trust in the knowing that you are meant to live a life fulfilled with health, love, prosperity, beauty, laughter, joy, creativity and right-relationships with everyone you encounter.
Your power to dance in life’s abundance is by being fully present and living in this moment right here, right now. Enjoy!
Published in the Summer, 2014 Issue Simple Steps Real Change Magazine
Great article! All too often I find myself looking back or dreaming forward. Then I wiggle my fingers and toes, and begin my breathing. It gets me centered each time. We can’t get the present moment back once it’s gone, and I want to live each and every moment of my life fully, and in the current moment. I don’t want to miss it!
This is so important. Living in the moment, not the past or the future will bring you more peace of mine than just about anything. Deep breaths and gratitude for everything big and small. Life changing.
It is so easy to lose focus and miss the power of our now space. When I return there the beauty, peace and power are so brilliant I always promise myself to always be aware. Then I wander right off again. This was such a positive reminder.
Kefi, Ai-Chieh Huang
Every moment is unique and never comes again.
We can’t change the past, the future can’t be controlled.
Only “This Moment“ is REAL and truly belongs to us, this moment!
Thank you for sharing, Dr. Maxwell!
I am going to experiencing the beauty of my journey all along the way!
Always a good reminder. I try to stay in the now by centring myself with nature. The beauty of Mother Nature keeps me present. Thank you!
This is one thing I have been practicing more of lately. I didn’t realize until taking your Peace Love Wings® Mind, Body, Spirit Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator Certification Program course, just how out of touch I was with the here and now. I thought I was operating in the present moment but I found that I was not always present.
It feels amazing to be in the present moment. I feel more alive, I feel greater love surfacing from my inner spirit; it’s truly a feeling of gratitude most of the time. Thank you Dr. Maxwell.
Thank you Dr. Maxwell for enhancing my knowledge of being present in the now. Great article!
Love the article! Funny, I do get so caught up at times with the issues of my past or future that I forget to live in the amazement of today. Forgetting to thank the energy around me for what I have today, instead I focus on what I missed in the past or what I hope to get in the future. “Carpe diem”
All the best and thanks for the post, Auggie
Very true Dr. Maxwell and this is something that I need to keep in check. Thank you.
Wonderful article, Dr. Maxwell! Thanks for sharing.
So many days I find myself involved in the moment and not thinking enough of the future. Its a wonderful thing but then reality moves in. Its a delicate balance and always amazing to live for today. We only have one life. Its not a dress rehearsal. The future will happen as long as we are present in today. Life is a true blessing!
Thank you for all of your reminders and words of wisdom!!! Dr. Maxwell ~ I am truly grateful for YOU!!!
Thank you, Dr. Maxwell, this reminded me of many important things that I should be enjoying for enhancing my personal vision.
Keith C. Lauver
I so agree and by appreciating the moment we give ourselves the gift of realizing our blessings in that moment. This is so applicable with our relationships because we each are presented with opportunities to engage with others especially, those whom we love AND once that moment passes we either have a memory or nothing.
enJOY and keep sharing the beautiful that is within us! ;-)
Very PROFOUND! I love how you take someone to that precious space of ones-self especially where you say “this moment that you are experiencing right now … is a priceless gift! This is you being consciously present and living in the moment of NOW! This is where you experience your core-essence of Being, the who of innately who you are.”
This article and exercise is truly AMAZING! Thank you for introducing me to ME! ;-)
This is just what I needed to be reminded of in this moment. Thank you.
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
Great article, Dr. Maxwell!! These simple exercises will ultimately enable one to know … GOD has created us to reach HIM. There is nothing Greater than this. Without knowing the GOD within you there is no JOY. We may earn a lot of money, position and power but we sometimes fail in acquiring HIM for which one has taken birth. It’s then that ONE is complete.