The Gift Of Being Present.
Picture the perfect deserted island with pure white sand sliding between your toes as you walk peacefully. It is plentiful with all that you need to nourish yourself. The sun shines brightly and shelter abounds allowing fresh breeze to maintain a comfortable temperature. You have no worries in the world, no meeting to rush to, no traffic to contest and no financial responsibilities. Your mood is one of complete joy and relaxation, the ultimate emotional cocktail.
Now look away from this writing and what is it you see? Just the objects. Yes objects of this reality right now. Which one is your favourite? Why? It makes you feel good right? It is part of your reality. Thank the Universe that it is yours.
Look at your partner, your child or children, or if alone, think of someone you adore.
Breathe in the beautiful feeling that they exude. This is your reality. Thank the Universe that they are in your life.
Sit quietly and hold your other hand. Feel it slowly and discover the shape of your palm, the dip before you connect to your fingers, the lines, the creases, the softness or roughness. Sit quieter still and feel the energy in your hands. Your life source, your own enchanting essential self vibrating gently with energy. How incredible that you can touch and sense so much through your finger tips. This is you. Thank the Universe for all of your senses for they allow you experience all of the obvious and subtle beauty that crosses your path each moment.
Make yourself a promise that tomorrow you will notice three ultimate sensory experiences.
It might mean really smelling the delicious coffee before it reaches your lips. Truly smelling it. It could be poignantly noticing the soft fur of your pet as you give it a morning cuddle. Perhaps it will be breathing in the sea air and honestly noticing the freshness it delivers to the insides of your nostrils.
There are many more wonderful experiences that you will discover if only you will allow yourself to be present. You do not need to go on holidays to that picture perfect tranquil island to enjoy life. No it is in the moments that you truly allow yourself the gift of being present that will shape your everyday into something magnificent. It costs you nothing and yet rewards you endlessly.