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?