6 Signals You're Living in the Present
By Louise Morganti Kaelin
There is much written in the personal growth literature
(heck, just in my own newsletter, 'The 3-Minute Coach!)
about living in the moment. Keeping your eyes squarely on
this moment may be one of the most positive things you can
do for yourself. There are scores of articles on why to live
in the moment, but I thought it would be helpful for you to
recognize the 6 Signals that you're doing it successfully!
1. You feel fully present and alive. It's an 'all systems
go' kind of feeling. You seem to know exactly what's
going on in every cell of your body. Your senses are sharp
and alert to everything going on around you.
2. There is a complete absence of fear or guilt. When you
feel guilt, you are focused on the past; when you feel
fear, you are focused on the future. This moment, the one
right here, you can handle this one.
3. What you do feel is a sense of calm and focus. Even with
'all systems go' as described above, you feel connected
to your wisdom.
4. You can see the trees, but feel connected to the forest.
There is a big difference between living 'for' the moment
and living 'in' the moment. Living 'in' the moment
implies there is a plan for the future. You know the
direction in which you go and how what you're doing now
(the trees) brings you towards that future (the forest).
5. You are conscious of each choice you make as you go
through your day, and recognize that life is created
through these 'little' choices, or non-choices, for that
matter. You experience joy with each choice you make.
6. There are no awkward relationships. When you are fully
present in the moment, the past slips off your shoulders.
This is true even if you have not yet completely healed the
past. When you are fully present in this moment, you allow
the other person to be fully present in the moment, and you
see them as they are now, not as they used to be. (This can
often be the beginning of healing the past).
Allow yourself to be on the lookout for these signals, and
congratulate yourself every time you notice yourself living
in the moment!
(c) Louise Morganti Kaelin. Louise is a Life Success Coach
who partners with individuals who are READY (to live their
best life), WILLING (to explore all options) and ABLE (to
accept total support). Find many free resources to assist
you in living the life of your dreams at
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