Don’t Rush Past Life’s Big Moments
Our world has become urgency addicted. There’s always a shiny bauble to chase. Funny that Facebook calls them friends. Are they? Instant information. Worldwide stress. Snapchats and Tweets.
What the hell happened to us? Don’t get distracted from the things that matter the most.
Stay in the moment.
Learn to be fully present. For the tough stuff. For the awesome stuff. Go through life plugged in not tuned out. Skip the selfie and look into someone’s eyes. Help a person in need. Volunteer. Stick your hands into ice cold water.
Be alive! Feel alive! Walk alive!
Oh, thank God! I got enough “likes” to feel like a valid human being. Reject that premise. You’re better than that. You just are.
What does being fully present look like for you? And what does it look like when you’re not fully present? What typically gets in the way of you being fully present? And what you can you do about that? Be honest.
Cherish the moment.
Being fully present is all about intimately connecting to the here and now. Learning how to sit with life. Super angry? Don’t react, just sit with those emotions. Super blessed? Let it wash over you like diving into a cold pool.
Just sit with life. Notice life. The little things. The big things. The birds chirping that you tuned out in favor of a Facebook update. The child’s smile that you almost rushed past on the way to work.
But you DIDN’T. You STOPPED.
And you told yourself, “today, I am going to let this child’s smile fill me with joy.” And in doing that, you took that childish joy into your workplace.
Stay in the moment, cherish the moment, over and over again. Your mantra for a life well lived.
So Moments Passed As Though They Wished To Stay. We Have Not Long To Love. A Night. A Day. -Tennessee Williams