All posts tagged: freedom

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. 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. 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. Experience gratitude 🙏 : You become hyper aware of all of your blessings. A conversation goes from being a conversation to something deep, meaningful, & profound. 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. Attune to Wisdom: Refer to your accumulated knowledge & experience when you’re face to face to a problem. Find clarity: Clarity is here for you when you’re …

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 …

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 breathe 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 …