Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
In her small but powerful book,
Peace, Paula Peisner Coxe writes,
“There has been so much that has happened in your life that you carry with you
today – all the events of your childhood, teen and young adult years that have
tested your faith and the very fiber of your being. Sometimes, the past clouds
the present and prevents you from seeing tomorrow. Your pain, fears, and
worries create noise in your mind and doubt in your heart.”
out, “You lose precious moments in time when you look backward too long and
wonder, “Why?” Too often, she says, you lose yourself in the past at the
expense of doing what you need to do today and miss the joy of the moment.”
This post highlights 20 tips that you can begin to embrace today in order for
you to “be” in this moment of your life. The time to celebrate and make the
most of your present is now.
following tips inspire the practice of
mindfulness. Increasing your consciousness of the beauty of “what is”
ignites more passion and purpose in your soul and helps you to lighten up with
Practice daily acts of
compassion towards yourself and others.
2. Seek to understand, not to
simply be understood. Coxe writes, “Understanding build bridges. Judgment
Nurture an empowering vision
of yourself and your life.
Commit to taking daily action
toward your dream in spite of how you might feel.
Savor the moment with
undivided attention on each activity that you engage.
your scars as a mark of your strength to endure and overcome.
things for what they are- no more, no less.
gratitude for what was because it helped to develop your strength of character
yourself the following questions: Where can I serve? What do I need to learn?
How can I contribute more value to the people and causes that matters most to
me? How can I use my life lessons for a higher good?
Something. You do not have to be great, or an expert to start taking action
towards what matters to you. You do have to start to be great.
Go to the
park and play.
Go to the
merry go round.
for 5 minutes recalling a rhyme you loved as a child.
“blow bubbles” contest with other adults.
Stay in bed
on a Saturday morning and watch some of the cartoons you loved as a kid.
Coxe writes, “It is no
coincidence that “present” is the
same word used for “today” and “gift”. Today and every day hereafter,
each moment that you are present in your mind, body and spirit you are giving
yourself the gift of the present.
Seizing this moment in life
helps you accept what is and what has been. This daily practice increases your
ability to maximize opportunities for expressing a greater sense of passion,
purpose and play which will expand your happiness and well-being.
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1. Practice daily acts of compassion towards yourself and others.