THE PRESENT

We are told to be fully present and to be aware of the now. As a young medical student I heard this expression: “Wherever you are, be all there.”

I do not know if you are like many others in this busy generation. I struggled with thinking too much and missing out on the present. I also struggled with the habit of comparing the past with the present.

However, not so long ago I found a very useful method —suggested by Jack Kornfield–of deepening my appreciation for what is; being fully present┬áthe now; paying deep attention to┬ámy current environment:

Imagine your life is in danger or about to end. What would you be prepared to give for experiencing this very present moment?

Nourishing each moment for what it is, filled with gratitude and compassion, becomes much easier when we have a tool that serves us—anywhere and anytime.

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“Give yourself the gift of becoming more aware of the present”

—-Jack Kornfield