Living IN the Present
(as opposed to living THE present) The more we know what we want and where we want to go, the easier it´s going to be for us to get there. For that, we must live in the present moment by being constantly aware of our thoughts, actions, feelings, experiences, etc. If we are eating, let´s savor every bite, if we are having a conversation, lets listen and observe attentively; it’s simply absorbing the energy around you, appealing to your senses…this way we can focus towards the things that fulfill us as human beings and pave the way to reach them. E.g.: Have you ever noticed that when you buy a car and you are driving it, you instantly notice there are many of the same models on the road? That´s precisely the focus I´m talking about.
The way we think and what we believe of ourselves is going to have a huge impact on our own level of joy and success. Being positive is making the best out of every situation that happens disregarding if it’s good or bad, keeping always in mind that problems are masked opportunities.
Our time is limited, so we mustn’t live to satisfy everybod else´s expectations of ourselves – because even if we live for them exclusively we will never fully meet them. By being authentic you appear believable and trustworthy and have much more appeal…everybody likes natural people…by being yourself you invite likeminded people to be part of your life.
The healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude, let´s not only be grateful but rather live grateful, putting most of our attention to the things we have as opposed to the things we lack. Life is a huge lesson in humility we choose to learn the easy way or the hard way, but rest assured we will learn. Being grateful paves the way to truly embracing what humility is all about, because if we are grateful we are acknowledging that it is not because of what we do or how we think that we have what we are grateful for.
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be” – Karen Ravn