7 powerful pros of living in the present moment

Living in the present moment is magical. This magical, powerful moment has so much power to change your day and life. This magical, profound moment has so much goodness ready for you to experience.

  1. Experience peace: Give your attention to what’s at hand. Even if it’s not the best of experiences, you’ll feel more at peace than you would if you are holding on to unproductive thoughts as well.
  2. Experience freedom: Let go of your expectations of the world and your life. When you lower those expectations, life has a way of surprising you.
  3. Experience gratitude 🙏 : You become hyper aware of all of your blessings. A conversation goes from being a conversation to something deep, meaningful, & profound.
  4. Experience the wonder and the beauty of life: Your senses become hyper aware of your surroundings and feelings: the thunder in the thunderstorm or the excitement of something new.
  5. Attune to Wisdom: Refer to your accumulated knowledge & experience when you’re face to face to a problem.
  6. Find clarity: Clarity is here for you when you’re about to make an important decision or when you need help processing a major life experience.
  7. Live a richer life 🌱 : The present moment has so much to offer you, from more memorable and profound experiences to a life full of wonder & beauty.

How to stop taking things personally

“Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you,” says Don Miguel Ruiz. Part of your misery is optional. Taking things personally is a choice. When you stop taking things personally, you feel peaceful and free 🕊️.

When you’re so used to taking things personally, it takes effort and time to get out of the habit of not taking things personally.

Not taking things personally means living in the present moment, staying conscious of the roots behind people’s behavior, and choosing to accept, empathize with, and forgive.

Be present in the moment

Get out of your mind by stopping the train of thought, and be present in the moment. Being present in the moment keeps you from worrying about what others think 💭 of you such as if they’re judging you.

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

by Don Miguel Ruiz from The Four Agreements

Stay conscious

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How a person acts and what they believe has to do with how they grew up, their history, and what they’re currently going through.

When you show up to the world in all the different ways that you show up to your job, your family, or the grocery store, stay conscious.

Remember that what people say and do stems from the type of day that they’re having to the current problems that they’re facing.

People’s behavior and their words have roots that we can’t see. You’re better able to see these roots when you remember that people’s actions and words go deeper than the surface. When you’re conscious of this, you learn to respect versus judge people’s journeys.

Accept, empathize, forgive

Be ready to accept, empathize, and forgive.

We all have different beliefs about the world, different expectations, and different priorities. Accept that we’re all different.

Empathize when you notice that someone is on a path you’ve been before. Sooner or later, it will be their choice to learn from the life lesson.

Be there for them.

Forgive people even if they don’t know that what they say and do is hurtful.

When people are hurting, we need to love them more gently and always without judgement.

As we co-create the reality that is this world 🌎, not everything people do or say will satisfy you. Not because you don’t deserve happiness, but because everyone is free to say and do what they want.

Everyone’s free to create a world within themselves that varies to the world everyone else creates within themselves.

You are not in this world. The world is inside you.

by Nisargadatta Maharaj

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a Saturday morning with Mary Oliver

did you see yesterday’s sunrise? Yesterday’s sunrise was orange and purple. Far off in the distance, I saw two planes ascend into the sky.

I wouldn’t have noticed it had it not occurred to me to look out the window. 

These are the little things about life that take effort to notice. If you look up from your computer or phone screen, what do you see?

Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?

Mary Oliver


Please don’t forget this: breathe. I used to find people, who paused during conversations to breathe deeply, weird.

Until I tried it myself. Inhaling and exhaling deeply relaxes your body. It clears your mind.

When you look at the world, do you see people consumed in the perfection of work? They look tense, stressed out.

They lose their humanity…obsessed in achieving, in getting the perfect results.

They don’t take a moment to breathe. They forget that we don’t take any of our work to the grave. 

I’m guilty of this… 🤦🏽‍♀️

One day you finally knew / What you had to do, and began, / Determined to do / The only thing you could do‚ Determined to save / The only life you could save.

Mary Oliver

be your own hero

Be willing to save yourself by taking full responsibility of your life. You’re in charge of your peace and happiness.

You feel so much freedom when you stop looking outside yourself to feel whole. There’s no missing puzzle piece.

When you feel like you need to be saved, sometimes all you need is to find inside yourself what you’re looking for on the outside. 

Maybe you need to feel love or you need to feel seen. Nurture self love. Give yourself the care that you need.

God’s love is within you. God helps and counsels. God strengthens. In God, there’s and abundance of love, advice, and strength.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to you imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting-over and over announcing your place in the family of things.

Mary Oliver

you’re part of the family of things

Of the times, I have felt lonely, I have found that loneliness is an illusion. There’s a place for everyone. There’s a place for you here in this journey of life.

Look in front of you. Look behind you. Look around you.

We’re all in the journey of life together through sunshine and storms. Can you see the rainbow ahead?