HJ: Staying centered and present in the moment is quite an easy task. The challenge lies in unlearning a lifetime of conditioning that keeps us locked into thinking about the past and future. Interestingly enough, the now moment is truly all there is, yet we are constantly consumed by thoughts of what may happen in the future or dwell intensely on what has happened to us in the past. The mind has a tendency to grasp on to events and experiences that have or may occur and this ends up becoming a self inflicted cage, keeping us from experiencing ourselves in the ever present moment. This leads to anxiety, fear, stress, regrets and other states that keep us from accessing and connecting with our true selves. However, with conscious awareness and a bit of discipline, we can learn to stay centered in the moment and begin to connect with our true essence. It is a powerful state that has the potential to transform one’s consciousness and life in profound ways. Best of all, you can start as soon as right now. The choice is yours. The simple exercises presented in Laura’s article below will help you experience and begin to understand the state known as mindfulness – or living in the present moment, fully aware and conscious.
Mindfulness Exercises for People Who Are “Too Busy" to Meditate