Life seems to be moving more and more quickly these days. The time has changed and more daylight fills the day. Just this morning, after waking at 6:22am, I was greeted by a clear sunny day and it amazed me. Then movement happened and bam, I was blasted forward into the day. Quickly, I began checking email, making a to do list, grabbing a banana and then my client arrived. Wow, in just 5 minutes my whole being went from observing the day to multi-tasking. Did I completely miss out on the silence and peace in my home? It felt like images fast forwarding in a movie, hopefully I didn’t miss too much. Do we ever notice how sometimes spacing out happens more than tuning in to our now experience? When did taking our time lose value? Even while I type, the computer screen has multiple pages open. Remember when just 1 program operated at a time? I’m not even sure there is a purpose in me seeing all the other pages. All these questions busy my mind and then I remember, BREATHE, relax, slow down and be here. For me, just a simple reminder brings me back to the present. Then I investigate, where is my breath going in my body, how is my posture, how do I feel right now? I invite you to take a moment, check in with yourself, where are you? Right now is all we have. The present really is the gift, if you are paying attention, so WAKE UP.
AUTHOR: Bex Urban