I have come to realize, that one of the best gifts that I can give to myself and others is that of presence.

You may be thinking…really presence?

But yes, I have found that being fully present in the moment, is one of the best gifts that you can give to yourself or to others.

See life goes by so quickly…and I feel like time is just moving faster and faster.

As human beings we have the ability to think, pick, and chose what it is that we want.

This is an amazing gift…especially when we use it properly.

The problem is that we have been conditioned to always be thinking about things that are either in the future or we may have become fixated on the past.

I had a great coach tell me…learn from the past, think in the future and live in the present.

The past is there for you to learn from….don’t fixate on it…learn from it…recognize what you could have done differently and implement accordingly so that your new results reflect that which you want.

As far as the future goes…you have to know what direction you are going.

We do this by setting goals and making plans and creating actions steps.

But, those action steps you’ll need to take to get to the future, all happen in the present.

So realize, that all we ever have is in this very moment. That’s it!

The past is the past…now it is called a memory. When we are thinking about that memory, we are recalling it in the present moment…which is now.

I know I personally have had good and bad things happen in the past, and sometimes I have become fixated on them or I’d dwell on how something went wrong, or how I thought something should have gone.

The reality is, you have to learn from your past and let it go.

If you don’t, you can get stuck there, and be missing out on all the amazing things that are happening in your world right now.

The same is true about the future.

As you know, I am a firm believer in setting goals, always having something to shoot for, to look forward to….this is a big part of accomplishing what we want in life.

However, the part that can get lost in goal setting, is not being present…now.

We have to remember that the goals that we set for ourselves…those are in the future.

We have to have a direction for where we are going.

But the steps that we need to take to get there…those all happen in the present.

When the future arrives, it is actually called now…the present moment.

So always live in the moment.

When you are with people really be with them.

Give them your full and undivided attention… they deserve that!

Plus, wouldn’t you want to know that when you are with them, that they are giving you their attention?

I have been guilty of letting my mind wander to the past, or the way out into the future…shoot I’m still guilty of this.

But I know that the more I can stay focused in the present, and really be living in the moment...the better it is for myself and for everyone around me.

Past, present, and future are all important…however one of the best gifts you can give to yourself and to others is that of being in the present moment.

You can’t bring back the past…no matter how much you may want to change learn from it!

We can’t fast forward to the future…but we need to know where we are think in it!

All you ever have is right now, the present…so live in it!

Be present…be fully with yourself, and when you are with others be there with them.

Enjoy your life in the moment….time goes by so quickly, and this moment, right now...will soon be in the past.

So live now!


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