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Tuesday
Mar272012

Living in the Moment

Living in the moment is a concept that has eluded me. When someone says that they're enjoying the moment, I had always been perplexed.

Last week, my counselor explained this phrase to me. She said,

Living in the moment is taking time to reflect on what you are sensing. For instance, what are you smelling? If you're outside, is the wind blowing? How does that feel on your skin? What are you seeing? Taking a minute to think about these things prevents going through life and not knowing what happened.

So, this week I've been doing just that. And guess what? It's helping me appreciate an overcast day because the color of flowers and trees stands out against the gray background.

I don't want to live for the next greatest thing and miss out on the small events that comprise life.

How about you, do you live in the moment? Or have you struggled with "getting" what this means?

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Reader Comments (7)

I think this is a very important reminder. It is so easy to dwell in the not-so-great things, or to try to plan for what's coming up, but we miss out on all the great stuff that right in front of us.

"I don't want to live for the next greatest thing and miss out on the small events that comprise life." Totally agree! Thanks Malisa!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

I'm so glad this post resonated with you, Joyce. Sometimes I'm not sure if what I write is just for me or if it helps others too. I loved what you said about missing out on all of the great stuff that's in front of us. Thanks for all of your sweet comments. I appreciate them.

March 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

Friend, you know I LOVE this post. :)

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjodi

Jodi, I was thinking about you as I wrote it.

March 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

I love that you see these little things about yourself and are willing to work on them. I love that one of us is way too "stop and smell the roses" and one of us is too "point A to Point B" and we are daily meeting in the middle. It is a strange thing being so vulnerable on a website for the world to see, but I know the things you say here are the real you and I love that too.

The bottom line: I love YOU.

March 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony Price

Malisa, you continue to amaze me. Great insight and so thrilled you are getting a new picture of the world around you. You may recall one of my favorite sayings, "enjoy every minute of today, it's the only March 29, 2012 you ever get to live!". Years ago, I came to realize if I don't enjoy the simple things and am always waiting for the 'big' things, way too much of live passes and can do so, without our finding much meaning.

I recall planning for a vacation with Aunt Connie and Uncle Ron, about 15 plus years ago. The two of us were chatting about how fun it is from the time you begin the plans, the preparing, packing, travel to the destination and all the way throughout the actual vacation. It's a mindset, a choice on how to view your life. Others may choose to wait to enjoy themselves until they're there. What a waste of time (our lives, minutes in our day) that can be.

I love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby girl you'll be.
Love, Mama

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Roome

I LOVE this post. I have recently entered what I refer to as "crisis mode" in my life. What a great reminder to pay attention to what is going on around.

March 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmeriah

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