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Living In The Present Moment

In the last blog, I talked about feeling anchored and balanced and experiencing nine different states of mind. If you can answer yes to the, I AM declarations listed below, you will be in the present moment and show up for your life as your best self.

I am:

  • Calm

  • Change

  • Clear

  • Confident

  • Compassionate

  • Connected

  • Courageous

  • Creative

  • Curious

The list of words can be relevant for ourselves, others, and even in life situations.

For example;

Am I curious about my motives for doing something?

Am I curious why someone else is doing something for me?

Am I curious about why my situation has changed?

When I can stay in the present, I feel anchored and balanced. Yet when my thoughts wander to the future, I think about my to-do list, or quite often, I start to should all over myself because I begin to judge myself as falling short of the commitment level I have chosen to stay true to myself.

The internal dialogue will go something like this; I can’t give a speech because I don’t feel calm and will make mistakes. I should be confident I have done this many times before. I should feel courageous, people came to hear what I have to share, but I don’t feel any of these things right now. Taking time to asses my life and any other areas of physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, or health will help me to determine what area is out of balance. Gently pulling my mind back to the present, I can then make any adjustments I need to make.

Everything around us affects all aspects of life. Energy centers positioned throughout the body are part of the chakra system. We are out of balance when our thoughts look to the future or even to the past.

Seven main chakras help us keep our state of mind balanced and clear: taking me out of the present moment.

Chakra #1 Root- creativity

Chakra #2 Sacral- courageousness

Chakra #3 Solar-confidence

Chakra #4 Heart-compassion

Chakra #5 Throat-calmness

Chakra #6 Third eye-clarity

Chakra #7 Crown-curiosity

During meditation, I focus on bringing my breath to each chakra, helping me achieve energetic balance. In particular, in the area of my life, I am feeling out of balance. I bring myself back to the present moment to improve the quality of my life. By decreasing stress and anxiety, I can appreciate what is around me. I am in touch and aware of the experience I have right then.

The present moment resides between the past and the future. Fear and anxiety don’t live in the present moment. Living in the present also helps us deal with any pain that may come up because we haven’t expended time dwelling on the situation.

Buddha said, “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment.”

Stay tuned for my next blog.


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