My mind can be a frustrating place. A place where the worst-case scenarios are played out in great detail. But sometimes, it can also play out really great things. That eventually lead to the worst-case scenarios and anxiety about it all.
What it rarely does is live in the moment. There are times when it does happen though.
Like when I am at the beach. I can truly be present listening to the sound of the waves and feel the sand on my feet and the sunshine on my skin.
Or walking in the bush. I can be in the moment listening to the birds call out to one another and the rustle of the leaves and watch the skies and the bush as I put one foot in front of the other.
Or going hard at the gym. I can be present by focussing on the reps and feeling the throbbing of my muscles or the thudding of my feet on the treadmill. I can focus on the sweat dripping and my heart pounding as I give it my all for an hour.
Or spending time with some amazing people. I love the sound of their laughter or the content of their conversation. Rarely do I drift into my own head at these times.
Or enjoying a passionate kiss. Need I say more?
It’s almost effortless at these times. But there are so many other moments in life when my mind takes a path of its own. Wandering into the unknown future. Or ruminating about the past. I need to teach it to live in the moment. And enjoy the precious little memories life has to offer.
When does your mind live in the present moment?
Until next time,