|Today we are talking about:
Being in the here and now not stuck in “when…” and “how…”
This was my mind: “Ahh how great it is to be here having a massage..well done me for booking this in…thank you past self!…finally my first one of 2023…so great to finish that office renovation… so what next will I do in 2023…” and then the train left the proverbial station…my shopping list of ideas for 2023 kicked off barely as the last project ended.
My mind left the building while my body was being massaged.
Maybe it’s when you “go for a walk” but actually your body walks and your mind is quite happily occupied in your to do list.
So often our body is in one place and our mind is in another.
When I noticed that my mind wasn’t present to my long-awaited massage, I giggled, added it to my mental to do list to write to you about it, giggled at the irony I was still not present because I wanted to write about not being present, then I relaxed into the massage… embodied in the moment.
I know this may be a bit out of left field but my advice is that we have a lot to learn from dogs when it comes to being more present.
Dogs are completely in the here and now.
When they feel too wet, they instantly shake it off.
Dogs aren’t preoccupied much with other things.
BTW the massage was one of the best I have had in decades…just saying.
You keep asking and each Wednesday, I will answer.
Being in the here and now
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The short answer is, start now with the end in mind. This question talks right to my heart. See, in the not-too-distant past, my beloved