Be IN the moment, LIVE in the moment…
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t really know why this came to me, this idea or concept around how we should ‘live’ our lives. I have read a couple books on the topic and I think I’ve even wrote about it here, in Today, Live.
It is interesting (to me at least) that I wrote “Today, Live” almost 1 year ago to the day. Hmmmm, things that make you go Hmmmm.
Basically it means stopping and smelling the flowers. Taking note of everything that is happening to and around you, what you are doing at any given moment. Noticing and relishing in it.
If you are having coffee then smell the coffee. When you are eating your Eggs Benny then taste your breakfast. Don’t wolf it all down while you read the paper or watch the news. Live the moment, experience the occasion. If your are with someone then BE with them, not daydreaming about what you will do or say next.
Important stuff. Easy to say and hard to do, trust me. Too often during my journey through life, and my passage through depression, I have forgotten this basic credo. I strive not to forget again.
I won’t go into it much more than that, you are all pretty smart and can read between the lines. And again I don’t really know why I thought of it now.
Perhaps it’s because the sun is shining and it looks like it will be a glorious day today. Maybe it’s because I feel good and I want to remember the feeling, I want it to continue and be this way, until I don’t feel anymore.
I think that what I want right now is to be outside in the sun and fresh air, perhaps sitting on the deck or out in the front yard. It’s a tad cold for that at present but in a month or so it won’t be.
I also think about my parents and other loved ones like children and grandchildren, how time with them is SO important. I think of Aunts and Uncles, neices and nephews. Too easily we can get drawn away, into our own stuff, and we forget those special people to us. At some point those friends and loved ones won’t be there, the time to relish them is now.
In general I just want to appreciate my life, to know that I’ve had as much enjoyment as I could. I don’t want to end this life thinking “I should’ve”. I’m here now, I want to Be Here Now.
Enjoy your day!