1. Live Fully in the Moment
Living fully in the moment: it's one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves.
So often, our present joy gets stolen by past regrets or fears over the future. By keeping our focus here and now, we free ourselves to greater joy.
Yes, we can learn from the past and we should prepare for the future. But all lessons and plans are useless when our focus strays from the present.
Mistakes of the past serve no purpose if they do not change our present actions. Likewise, we cannot hope to change our future experiences if we do not change the ways we act in the here-and-now.
So, take a deep breath and feel yourself fully present - here and now.
Become that breath: pay attention to your body sensations. See, hear, smell, touch, taste the world around you.
Let go of past regrets and future cares. And give yourself fully to the present moment. This is freedom.
- Shane Knox, Urban Shaman