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Feel Good Friday: The Present is a Gift

The present is a gift…

To live for now, means to be free.

It is free from the concerns of the past…

and the worries of the future.

We are all taught to strive for success and plan for the future. But, how often can we actually enjoy our success, if our mind is never in the present moment? How often do you take the time to simply enjoy your life…enjoy what you have right now…in this moment?

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At some moment in your life, you look back and realize you’ve never actually enjoyed your life, because you were always “climbing the ladder”.  Yes, you can look back and say you’ve had a good life, but at the same time, you look back and you realize that you’re always striving to reach a certain rung of the ladder to success. Then, when you reach that rung, instead of enjoying your hard fought success, you refocus on the next rung, never having stopped to enjoy each success along the way.

 Listen now, as Alan Watts talks about always “getting ahead”.

That’s all well and good, you say, but it’s easier said than done. How do we accomplish this?

Mindfulness through meditation is key…

In this TedX Talk, Rev. Takafumi Kawakami, teaches what mindfulness is and how to accomplish it.

So, I ask you, are you living in the gift of the present?

As the saying goes…

Dance like no one is watching,

Sing like no one is listening,

And live each day like it’s your last.

I’ll end with this poem, from June Kellum, about living for NOW.

Past, Present and Future

Print: Past, Present and Future

God bless!

Have a phenomenal weekend everyone!

About Tamara Hoerner (1261 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

6 Comments on Feel Good Friday: The Present is a Gift

  1. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Wonderful post, Tamara! ❤

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  3. Beautiful post and a wonderful reminder that it’s NOT about climbing the ladder (this feeds the ego) and more about mindfulness and enjoying the moment. Happy Earth Day, too! 🙂

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