Often times my head is so focused on future events that I forget to remain grounded in the present.
It seems sometimes that my life becomes a succession of: the next thing I have to do, the next big event, or a magical time when everything will be just as it should be.
Well, that isn’t reality.
Reality is right here in front of me.
It is paying attention to my fingers on the keyboard as I type: focusing on putting my thoughts into words. It is me… here in the moment… savoring the time I have right now.
When I find myself living “up in my head” or thinking about numerous chores, commitments or events on my horizon…
I must center myself and maintain balance by bringing myself back into the present.
Note a cool breeze… a bird as it flies past… a neighbor waving hello….
because this is life… and life moves quickly… and I must live for these moments… they may be the only ones I have…. I must find joy in the day-to-day.
“Dear God, help me to stay grounded in the present. Help me to be in the moment and cherish what joys I find there.”