…living our day to day lives, not following the path of the heart.
Don't let moments pass you by.
Today’s society has made it more and more difficult to for us to live a life of simplicity and love. We are constantly being pulled every which way, trying to be in two places at once. Our current way of life has made the idea of be here now an incessant struggle. The idea is completely foreign to some.
Instead of living in the moment and taking in all the little details of each moment, our minds race, wondering what we have to do once we are done with our current task. What is next on the “to-do” list? Where will I be after that? Will I have time to do this?
Think to yourself. When was the last time you had a face-to-face conversation with someone. What do you remember about that conversation? Were you listening intently in that moment? Did your cell phone go off? Was your mind wandering? It has been so difficult to actually stay in tune and live in the moment with all of the distractions being introduced to us.
Take in ALL of the little details.
Next time you are conversing with someone (a friend, family member, or co-worker), pay attention. Pay attention to that moment. Be there, in that moment. While you are telling your story, see how often your listener disengages from your story. They may still be listening, but instead of being there, in that moment, and sharing it with you…you may find they are simultaneously engaging in various other tasks.
I am not saying this is a bad thing. I’m just suggesting to be aware and you will realize what our society has come to. Indeed, we are products of our environment. And it seems as though we are slowly but surely losing sight of what really matters in life.
Not the cars. Not the money. Not the iPhone. Not the clothes. None of it matters. If you are here now, you will soon realize none of it matters.
Take in each moment. Every scent. Every sound. Every color. Every texture. Every crevice. Every little detail.
This will bring you a sense of fulfillment you may never have experienced before.
Seriously. Try it out. =)