Do you ever had a hard time just being present? You are physically standing with a friend and mentally cleaning your house? Or planning your work day? Or thinking of the next event?
The importance of being present often hits me when I am with my daughter. I catch myself that while physically present I am mentally everywhere else. These realizations are impactful because I know these special times with her as a baby will not last forever.
It’s easier to be present when you are aware of obvious ending points like a child growing up or reaching retirement or an upcoming move. But that’s just it: we must be aware. And if we live aware, we live fully present. When we walk through life in the moment we have less room for regret, less room for anxiety or longing for the future, and more room for…life.
Live aware. Be present. Wherever you are, be there. Be fully there.