With all that has been going on lately, I have intentionally decided to stay more present and in the moment. And as easy as that sounds.., it is actually quite challenging for someone who LOVES to spend time future-tripping!
Mind you I am better at being present today than I was 10 to 15 years ago. But as a result of really paying attention to this.., I also realize I have a long ways to go. My mind naturally wants to hangout in the future!
Originally I thought ‘staying in the moment’ meant I would not be planning anything! However, I quickly realized that is not possible. Our lives require planning. Which in and of itself, is an indicator of how much our world values busy thinking! Multi-tasking!
In truth, it means I am not launching into any new projects. Anything that is not already established. If it is on the drawing board, it is staying on the drawing board. They can be in the dreaming and imagination phase. But that is where they stay.
It is fascinating to use this time to focus on being present. I tend to get knotted up because of how challenging I find it. Yet, I am also having some success! As I remind myself to come back to the present.., it becomes apparent pretty quickly that we can shift or change our perspective.
When I spend a lot of time fretting about the future or even the past, it is easy for stories to take over. Often with fear or worry as featured players. When that happens, it can feel like that is the way it always is. That worry or fear are constant companions.
But, when I bring myself back to the present.., those emotions and their energetic impact are quickly dissipated.
It makes you wonder why, if being present helps us to be more connected to the flow, with a deeper level of access to our personal truth…, would anyone spend so much time future-tripping??
Perhaps after giving myself some time to be more in the moment, I will not only know or understand this inquiry… it will also be irrelevant! Future-tripping could be part of the past!