The deeper I have delved into my spiritual work, the more I have realized the importance of being present. I have learned to appreciate each moment of each day as well as the necessity of balancing work with play and taking time for myself.
Being mindfully present involves living in the moment rather than focusing on the future or dwelling in the past. Focus on living, being and breathing in the moment. As you become conscious of being present, your awareness will increase and you will become more connected with yourself and with others. Your appreciation for each moment will increase as well.
Being present also involves acknowledging, recognizing and then silencing the voice inside your head, otherwise known as mind chatter – the flow of words in the form of thoughts and questions that stream through one’s mind continuously causing doubt and uncertainty. Your thoughts, words, and actions are energy. Therefore, this mind chatter would be considered an energetic emission much like a radio signal.
Individuals tend to replay scenarios over and over again and ask, “What could I have done differently?” or “What if…?” They also play the “should” game saying, “I should have done this or I should have done that….then, this would not have happened.” How can you be so sure? Hindsight, which is the ability of understanding later what was actually the best thing to do, is formidable. We tend to retain from experiences what is necessary for future growth. In reality, the decisions we make at the time we made them are because we have free will. Each one of us is having a human experience because we choose to. Learning from our experiences and not repeating them unless we choose to is a benefit to having them to begin with.
Consciously choosing to live in this present moment – in the here and now – enables you to be in the flow of creation. Choose to be in the flow of allowance rather than restricting or inhibiting this flow with fear, worry, doubt or the linear aspect of time.
About Shelly ~
Intuitive Medium, Reiki Master and Spiritual Teacher Shelly Wilson would love to assist you on your spiritual journey. With respect, truth, integrity and love, Shelly honors your free will and recognizes that you are co-creating your reality with the Universe. She offers private readings, intuitive coaching, Reiki sessions, and teaches workshops. Shelly’s books, 28 Days to a New YOU, Connect to the YOU Within and Journey into Consciousness, are available in paperback and eBook.