Posts Tagged ‘present moment’

Skimming and Skipping Across the Surface of Our Days

July 25, 2012

Lori Anne Yang

I love the analogy my friend, Lori Anne Yang, expresses so beautifully in this brief post from her blog, Mammaste. it is a good visual and visceral reminder to make the most of every moment you have been blessed with.


Many mornings it feels like I put on my water skis, pick up the tow rope behind the speed boat that is my mind, the motor revs and (more…)

David Ellzey: Drink from the Fountain of NOW

February 14, 2012

David Ellzey

Earlier this month, I met a number of fascinating people at a three-day seminar in Los Angeles. Here’s one more: author David Ellzey, an international lead trainer for the life-changing personal growth technique, The Sedona Method.

David performed a one-minute version of the video for our group and received a rousing ovation. In the video, he demonstrates the illusory nature of thoughts and feelings that can hinder your happiness. It’s so (more…)

You Are the Dance

June 25, 2011

Your capacity to be fully present expands dramatically when you stop identifying yourself as a time-bound human being separate from others, and start experiencing life as a timeless spiritual being at one with all creation.

There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: One With Life. Being one with life is being one with Now. You then realize that you don’t live your life, but life lives you. Life is the dancer, and you are the dance.
Eckhart Tolle

It is your intuition that is your lifeline to Spirit, to the ever-alert, ever-present observer within you. Deepak Chopra describes this “observer in the (more…)

We Do Not Remember Days

June 20, 2011

Savoring little moments throughout the day does not slow down time, but it sure feels like it does.

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese

Slipping a love note in your child’s lunchbox or squeezing your (more…)

A Commitment to the Unimportant

June 16, 2010

We are human beings, not human doings. Pour all your efforts into doing while neglecting the art of being, and yours will be a life out of balance. You live harmoniously when you reconcile doing and being by performing every action with mindfulness and conscious intent.

Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant.
Stephen Covey

Emphasize doing and your attention is stuck in the past or the future. Emphasize being and you (more…)

There Will Come a Day

January 19, 2010

There will come a day when you will no longer be able to dance. So kick up your heels, laugh with abandon, and give your body up to the heavenly music that even now bursts forth from your soul in celebratory song.

There will come a day when the troubles that now occupy your mind will seem as insignificant as the whisper of the wind. So close your eyes and view today’s challenges through (more…)

Be Present, Be Powerful, Be Timeless!

November 15, 2009


Being fully present is a timeless state of being, independent of what is happening around you in the physical world at any given moment.

My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.

Timelessness is your natural state. The present moment patiently waits to welcome you home.

You would measure time the measureless and the
You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.
Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness,
And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.
And that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.

Kahlil Gibran

Through its link to the divine mind, the present moment is a portal to (more…)

The Power of the Present Moment

November 12, 2008

woman-meditating-on-cliff-extension-jutting-outI don’t know about you, but I’ve found that living in the present moment is a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. It seems like a simple concept, but it’s difficult to do on a consistent basis.

I attended a free class on the subject Monday night taught by Christine Breese, the founder of the University of Metaphysical Sciences, a distance-learning school based in California. I had met Christine the day before while she was manning her booth at the Edge Life Expo.

By coincidence (hello!), Christine’s class was held at the Present Moment bookstore in Minneapolis. I asked her a lot of questions and did some brainstorming afterwards, and these are the thoughts I came up with:

• Being fully present means being fully mindful. It is a timeless state of mind, not limited simply to what is happening around you in the physical world at any given moment. (more…)

A Virtuous Life Generates a Virtuous Circle

September 26, 2008


Pursuing a spiritual life creates a virtuous circle. Your attitudes and behaviors become self-perpetuating. What does that look like? Here are four manifestations:

Thinking positively. Every loving thought you contribute to the universe incrementally raises your consciousness; the higher your consciousness, the greater the impact of your contribution and the likelier it becomes that your next thought will also be a positive one.

Consistent prayer. Every prayer elevates your consciousness, which brings you closer to God, which brings you (more…)