Monday Musings: Making Friends With The Present Moment!

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The past does not belong in the now. Dragging the past into your. present moment gives you an excuse for where you are.  Now is an opportunity to start fresh,  By delighting in the present, we can see  the opportunities the present has to offer from a fresh open point of view.  You cannot escape the Now, it is always Now.  So why not make friends with the present moment?

 

One of our favorite book titles on this subject is Wherever You Go, There You Are' written by Jon Kabbat Zin, in 1994. (Jon Kabbat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.) 

 

"Mindfulness means paying attention [to the world] in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally."

--Jon Kabbat-Zinn

 

Starting fresh in the moment is opening up to good things coming to you.  It is looking at things with fresh eyes, free of the judgmental glasses we as humans wear.  You will find that you feel happy and comfortable in your skin.

 

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.” 

― Eckhart Tolle

 

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.  If you are attentive you will see it"

--Thich Nhat Hanh

 

"Yesterday is already gone. Tomorrow is not here yet. Today is the only day available to us; it is the most important day of our lives."

 

 

 

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Grant Schneider 

Ron will often ask, what can I do to make your day special.  I love that, and of course, I tell him the same thing...A

Feb 18, 2020 07:13 AM #33
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Thank you for your comment. What is nice about being in the moment, is that one does not have to rue about the moment before when something did not go as planned.  A

Feb 18, 2020 07:18 AM #34
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Thich Nhat Hanh did say that, he also said that when you are washing that cup, imagine that you are washing baby Buddha, or baby Jesus.  I  so enjoy his remarks.  A

Feb 18, 2020 07:20 AM #35
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Beth Atalay What a wonderful observation on your part, and it is so true.  I was just saying to Ron, it is one of the reasons we love to travel and are so high.  We are constantly in the now!  Happy Tuesday. A

Feb 18, 2020 07:22 AM #36
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS Thank you for you comment,  I love the opportunity to begin again, drop the. past and begin again..A

Feb 18, 2020 07:24 AM #37
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP what an excellent moment on being more coordinated.  I think of athletes talking about "being in the zone",  and not missing a shot...A

Feb 18, 2020 07:25 AM #38
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Suzanne Strickler Yes, we do have a double meaning in English, which makes that much. easier to practice this concept.  In other languages, it does not exist.  Thank you for pointing that out. A

Feb 18, 2020 07:27 AM #39
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Will Hamm wishing you lots of new friends to meet! A

Feb 18, 2020 07:28 AM #40
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Sharon Lee Happy Tuesday, and thank you for your Monday comment.  We had a full day yesterday and we did not get home until 9PM last night.  A

Feb 18, 2020 07:30 AM #41
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Myrl Jeffcoat wishing you another importantly wonderful day today on this Tuesday morning.  A

Feb 18, 2020 07:31 AM #42
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Sheila Anderson each one of those quotes inspired me as well.  Wishing you a great today.  A

Feb 18, 2020 07:32 AM #43
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Brian England the past and the future are irrelevant, they only exist and take up space in our heads.  The now is what matters. A

Feb 18, 2020 07:33 AM #44
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Michael Jacobs I was racking my brain last night that no other language that I know has the double meaning of present as English does...LOL A

Feb 18, 2020 07:35 AM #45
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Barbara Todaro that book is on Kindle, and it was not destined to be a best seller when it first was published in 1994.  We bought our copy in a bookstore as we were captured by the title.  It became a best seller right away, before social media, word of mouth made it so..  When one is lifting weights like you are, one has to be in the moment...A

Feb 18, 2020 07:38 AM #46
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Nina Hollander Thank you for your comment,  we had a very busy day and enjoyable day, so I am catching up with comments.  Like you, I love that quote.  A

Feb 18, 2020 07:39 AM #47
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Ron and Alexandra:

Thanks for a nudge to do some reading about mindfulness - sounds like a book I will enjoy. I was busy all day yesterday in LA with family and missed this whole conversation, AND your post. Glad to have found it and all you shared. I particularly liked Hanh's quote.

Jeff

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How wonderful to see the star on this post. We have been especially mindful this week to spend most of our time in the moment. It's sure a lot more pleasant. Great quotes. 

Feb 19, 2020 06:48 AM #49
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Finding joy in the moment is something I'm really good at.  The person standing next to you one minute being gone the next lets you not take any moments for granted.

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Really that’s the whole thing of life sometimes, if not always. Love and light’

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I’m going back to this one for a little bit of inspiration. Thanks again. R and A.

Feb 21, 2020 09:40 AM #52
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