Being Present

One thing I love is teaching my clients that they too have the same abilities as I do. Some just need to become more aware of their surroundings, which often means being in the present moment. That can be difficult at times even for myself, however, to help me achieve Present Moment Awareness, I practice different forms of meditation to quiet my mind. It’s really not as hard as you think. Meditation can be a walk in the forest preserve, listening to the wind blowing through the leaves of the trees, the birds chirping. Your attention is focused on the wind or the chirping birds, then you notice the chipmunks run across the path or an occasional deer in the distance, ducks and geese swimming in the rapidly flowing waters of the river or stream. Another easy form of meditation, is standing in the shower. All this requires is concentrating on just taking a shower. When your mind starts to wander, you pull it back to what you’re doing, just taking a shower. Journaling is excellent first thing in the morning, you get all your thoughts on paper, then if you have time, light a candle sit and focus on the flame, to start it only takes a few minutes out of your day. These are a few of the ways that I find work best for me. But it’s a personal experience. We each have our own way to clear our minds and if you can do whatever that is a little everyday, you’re on the right path. woods-1072819_1280

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