Life is a collection of moments, and every one of them counts. The reality is that we are not present in many moments of our lives. Our body is in one place and our mind in another. We get so busy that we go from one thing to another. We spend much of our time in the world of thoughts, not present where we are and with whom we share the moment. What happens with all those moments we ignore? We lose them. They will never return. They are unappreciated moments. But we can choose to be present in every moment of our life.
We rush through life, and we forget to enjoy its moments. We appreciate the big things and important occasions, but do we live for every moment? I think we don't. We miss many moments every day. We give them away in worry, preoccupation, or thinking about what we don't want or dislike. We become afraid of what can happen, and we leave the present moment to go to another place we call the future and imagine it in all detail. Or we entertain ourselves with the stories of the past.
Sometimes, we are so exhausted that we allow the moments to pass. We disconnect from life, and we stop living life, which is happening at this very moment. We forget that time passes. I am not saying this to pressure you —just the opposite. Become aware and don't lose any more seconds of your life.
You have the power to focus on the thoughts and beliefs you want. Be mindful of what is happening in your inner reality as much as around you. Decide what is essential and cultivate it in your life. Cultivate joy to experience joyful moments. Focus on inner peace to have relaxing moments. Invite Love into your life if you want to live loving moments.
All the pressure we put on ourselves doesn't allow us to live the moment as it is. We have plans, ideas, goals, responsibilities. We cannot let them go because we believe that accomplishing all these things is of the utmost importance. But what if the purpose of life is to enjoy every inch of it to the fullest? Focus on being and savoring the moment with awareness, realizing that every moment of life is a miracle, and looking at yourself and the world with a sense of wonder. We should reserve some time in our existence for 'not doing' but simply 'being.'
I am sure you remember the moments of your life that mattered. But every moment could matter independently of where or with whom you are, and what you are doing. Don't label a moment as good or bad; live it. Don't procrastinate your happiness waiting for the good moments. You can transform all moments into good moments if you want. It all depends on your attitude towards the moment, not the moment itself. You can care about each moment as your creation. You are the architect of your life, and you have the power to design your moments.
Experience every second of the life you have with all your being. Don't reject any life experience because it is not how you want it to be, or what you would have chosen. Don't get angry with yourself for not being where you want to be. Avoid stressing yourself because things are not how they should be. You are alive to Love fully and to share moments with others. Take time to enjoy the pleasurable moments life on Earth offers.
Remember that this moment can be joyful, and the following one, and the one after. When you see your reality full of opportunities for Love and joy, it gets transformed. Nothing has to be perfect for you to enjoy this moment. It is the loving way you look at it that makes it perfect. Let's start enjoying moments!
"The way to develop the habit of savoring is to pause when something is beautiful and good and catches our attention - the sound of rain, the look of the night sky - the glow in a child's eyes, or when we witness some kindness.
Pause... then totally immerse in the experience of savoring it"
Judith Costa is a Life and Love Coach, Seminar Leader, Writer and Speaker. She has a Masters degree in Psychology & Psychotherapy and an MBA. She helps her clients to overcome their blocks to Love, to Love themselves and to manifest the relationship they want.