“Be present. Stay in the moment. Experience the now.”
How many times have you heard this message? It is shared frequently, and as easy as it is to understand, it can be quite difficult to practice.
With this new move to Germany, I have been spending a lot of time looking both backwards and forwards, sometimes at the same time (my brain is so talented!). But this way of being causes a whole lot of stress and anxiety. I have to remind myself to slow down and tune into what is happening right now, since it is the only moment I have.
Ex: “Oh look how beautiful that magnolia tree is,” rather than, “Am I going to make any friends? How will I meet people in this new city?”
Here is what I have found to help me stay present: First, I catch myself when my mind is rattling in all different directions. Then, pause and breathe and celebrate that I caught my mile-a-minute mind, even if only for a moment, since it is a very challenging feat. Then: practice, practice, practice, because it is a continuous evolution.
The payoff is huge because when you are in the moment you can experience a whole lot of JOY and EASE.
I’m super excited to offer some guidance to nurture this practice, and since a brief moment of conscious breathing can have an incredible impact on your day I’ve made a mini meditation for you!
Click here for the soundbite, and let the presence you create infuse and inform your day.
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Looking forward to sharing more mindful moments together, and I hope you enjoy this first soundbite.
Love and inhales & exhales,