a moment

one of those moments. a moment of overwhelm, not knowing what to do. not knowing where to start, not knowing where to end.

a moment of helplessness. a moment of being lost, not knowing what is down, not knowing what is up. sinking, deeper and deeper into the unknown.

letting it cocoon. letting it surround and block out the light.

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another moment. a new moment. a new beginning.

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opening. growth. expansion.

light

connection

flow

gratitude

energy

what is your moment now? what do you choose your moment to be?

one of those moments. a moment of awareness. a moment of connection. a moment for you, being present, doing and experiencing.

a moment of connection to your inner being. a moment of certainty, a moment of faith, a moment of trust.

live your truth!

smile. breathe.

at this moment, i’m happy. smiling.

i have so much to smile and be happy about! my sweet kiddos, in the moment, enjoying life. they teach me so much (that’s for another time).

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just moments ago i was frustrated, overwhelmed, feeling the stress that i put onto myself. i consistently plan too much in my days. and today is one of those days, i know this and i was coming “to terms” with what i won’t be getting to today in a not so graceful way.

enter my sweet kids, their energy and being in the moment…

now, i’m smiling and breathing peacefully. i’m going to go outside for a walk like i planned (and then un-planned). i will admit that it won’t be as long a walk as i want it to be though, still, i’m putting me first (this is for another time too).

be in the moment! choose what makes you happy and smile. choose what makes the rise of your shoulders release and feel the tension ease out.

smile! breathe!

live your truth!

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nature and the outdoors are a natural experience of being in the present, of being at peace

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nature revitalizes, energizes

nature frees and awakens

in nature we are in the moment

enjoy the warming sun, blue sky, gray sky, purple sky, green lushness, bird song, a breeze, a muted fog morning, glistening trees of ice cover, brilliant cloudy sky, full bright moon, a tumbling brook of water, crisp autumn air, warm rain drops, splashing through a puddle, rattling dancing leaves, smell the apple blossoms, feel the cool water of the lake on your toes, sit on a rock throne…

close your eyes… and breath…

live your truth!

Breathe Relax

Breathe! Relax! Stop judging!

I want. I want. I want! And things aren’t going how I want.

Why is it that the things most important to me are the easiest to judge? Because they are the things that I want the most growth from, that I have the highest expectations of.

It seems like it should be so easy and it’s not! It’s simple, but not easy.

Breathe. Focus on gratitude. Right now, focus on gratitude.

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I am so happy and grateful now that I am aware! I am so happy and grateful now that I am growing!

Breathe. Relax. Gratitude!

What do you want? What are you grateful for?

Live Your Truth!

 

Present Moment

Last night I was crabby. Crabby and impatient with those important in my life. I was getting overwhelmed, feeling negative energy surrounding me from various sources, and I was tired. My choices and actions were direct reactions from the negativity that I was feeling – and I was ‘taking it out’ on those most important to me – losing my patience, raising my voice.

I was not in the present moment with them. I was not the loving caring person that I like to be.

Present moment awareness is so much harder when I’m tired. When I’m feeling negative emotions I feel so ‘out of control’. I like to be in control – even when I know the Universe will give me what I need and want. The only thing that I can control is me. I can’t control nothing or no one else.

What I truly want is to feel positive emotions! Love, joy, peace. Happiness, harmony and gratitude.

I want to learn to let go in those moments of negative feelings and go with the flow!

What can I do to stop the irritability, impatience, crabbiness and overwhelm – the negative feelings – to get centered back in the moment?

First. BREATHE! Take a minute, or 5, and breathe! Connect with self, become centered. Quiet all the negative emotions. Taking 3 deep breathes allows you to become more connected to yourself, and to the present moment.

Second. Feel gratitude for what is, rather than the negative emotions and overwhelm of anxiousness for what ‘needs’ to happen or a ‘to do’ list. I am grateful to enjoy and experience activities that interest me and my family. I am grateful to be a difference maker.

Third. Recognize what you are choosing as priorities and know are triggers for you. Accept the choices fully knowing that you are responsible for your choices. And having chosen one thing as a priority, may mean that you need to let go or adjust other things that are important to you.

All three steps are connected and can be done all together or one at a time. Taking these actions can help to bring you and keep you in present moment awareness. Knowing what I can do to stay in present moment awareness makes me feel good. Being in present moment awareness makes me feel good.

Breathe! Feel gratitude. And take responsibility for your choices to be in present moment awareness.

Live Your Truth!