Being present is difficult to achieve in our everyday lives, we live in a point A to point B direction. We’ve been taught as young children to go, go, go; with this constant go frame of mind we rarely take time to just be.
However, cultivating a sense of presence- learning to root yourself to the here and now- can be a tool for daily life and a antidote for the constant go frame of mind.
The path to presence is through our mind, body connection- our path is through our breath. The breath is ALWAYS the here and the now, it is the ultimate present moment. When feeling drawn away from the present moment either by our constant lifestyles or thoughts, you can bring yourself back into the present with a simple breath exercise~
Breathe in and say to yourself “I am breathing in”, breathe out saying “I am breathing out.” On your next circle of breath, try saying to yourself “I am here” coupled with “this is now”.
Our breath is our constant connection to the here and now, and our presence is rooted in it’s flow. Next time you feel tension rising, slow your breath down. Your breath and in turn your presence, allow you to feel connected to your true self, to others in your life and to loved ones and strangers.
When we love ourselves enough to take time to let go of our non stop lives, even if only for a moment and be in the present, we are then able to fully give and offer love to others around us.
Wishing you light and love,