Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What Time Is It?

Being in the Now is a constant practice for me.  It’s truly a challenge to remain in the here and now, in the present moment.  But I know how important and meaningful it is for my peace of mind and clarity. 
So often my mind wanders into the past, remembering someone, or longing for another time, maybe when my kids were small, or having nostalgic feelings of my home town, NYC.
When it’s not in the past, then my thoughts suddenly shift into the future.  These thoughts of the future bring along feelings of uncertainty, sometimes fear, anxiety.
During my walk this morning, I started a new habit when I became aware that my thoughts were somewhere in the future, instead of focusing on my breath and the beauty of nature surrounding me. I suddenly asked myself:  Savi, what time is it?  And I came straight into….The Now!  That’s exactly what time it was.  Ahhh, I discovered that this simple question brought me back to the present moment, and I felt a sense of well-being and serenity.  This is my new practice!