Updated: Sep 27
What is all this talk about living in the NOW? I have often pondered its true meaning. As I progress in my spiritual journey (a work in progress) I have come to appreciate how profound a practice it is to live in the NOW. Eckhart Tolle popularized this idea in his book The Power of Now. But the idea of the power of living in the present moment is not new. And the potential for healing through the acceptance of the present moment should not be overlooked.
As a therapist, my goal is to help others learn to live fully in this present moment. It is in the present moment where anxiety and other painful experiences can be fully met and integrated. I practice this also in my own life.
By shifting our perspective from the past, we can feel more strength and confidence in the present, and be better prepared for the future.
It is from working with what is showing up in the present moment that we can….
Clear old beliefs that are keeping us stuck.
Heal old habits that are no longer serving us.
Heal old grief and give ourselves the gift of life.
Harmonize stress and feel calmer and more relaxed.
Improve self feelings of worthiness and love ourselves and others more.
Forgive, Appreciate, and Trust
To bring ourselves back to the present moment is not always easy. In these modern times we are all increasingly busy and distracted. We often find ourselves dwelling in the past (in regret or self-loathing), or worrying about the future. However, we cannot affect or control the past or the future; we can only influence and control the now, which heals the past and sets the future on a good course. This requires moment to moment awareness of how present we are at any given time. It requires trust and surrender of what we cannot control.
The more we practice bringing awareness to our state of being, the easier it becomes to stay present over time. Ensuring that we are breathing and grounded are key ways to return to the present moment.
Be Still, Be Aware! Namaste!
Copyright Taalya Areli May 2019. All rights reserved.
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