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What is living in the present?
Many of us have heard about the need to live more in ‘the present,’ but what does this really mean?
There are different levels of being present, but it basically means to be conscious, aware and in the present with all of your senses. That is, your awareness is completely centred on the here and now. It means not dwelling on or thinking about the past, nor being anxious or worrying about the future.
Why is it so important to live in the present?
It is essential that we live in the present because this is the only moment that really exists – everything/life happens in the now. It is simply all we have. As such, both the past and the future only exist in your mind. The past is gone, meaning it can’t be changed. Whilst the future is not guaranteed, meaning we are never sure what direction our life will go. Therefore if you are not living in the present, then you are simply not living in reality and with that you are not living true.
But I suppose the real reason why it’s important to live in the present is because everything that you truly desire in life, including good health and happiness exists only in the present. That’s why it’s called the ‘present’ – it’s a gift. Obviously the opposite is also true – the more you live in the past and future the more you experience fear bases emotions such as depression and anxiety.
The reality is that 95% of society tries to live in the present – and whilst this temporarily provides access to the present moment, it never lasts. So if you are serious about living in the present moment 24/7, then join my 3 keys holistic health and fitness program at www.h360.online