So often in our busy lives we can be caught up by where we have been, or where we have to be, rather than simply being.
This has become such a way of life for many that it’s important to learn to be fully present once again, so how can we practice presence.?
Practicing presence first has to be realised as important for our health and wellbeing, more important than any past or future moment and truth is, this moment is really the only moment there ever is, and why it is most important. For if we miss it we are missing out on life.
The greatest way to train ourselves to be more immersed again in the now and practice presence fully, is through our senses.
Our senses are interacting with the world around us in the now and the more we become in touch with the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations all around us the more present we can become.
Make it a daily practice to become absorbed in one or more of your senses on a daily basis as a mindful meditation and observe how it can help you to become more constantly present.
Take time to think of all the small things you have to be grateful for about your health everyday. It may seem small at first but it will be very significant- such as being able to breathe clearly, being free from aches & pains or having full use of any one of your senses.
All of these are so vital to our vitality and can so easily be taken for granted if not consciously thought about. These can be seemingly small parts of our health but are priceless gifts and when we take time to be grateful for them we can realise how much so.
Our health is exceedingly valuable and we should not need to lose any part of it to realise how much so.
If any part of your health is not so good try focusing your mind on that which is still good and focus your gratitude on these parts of your health.
It is easy to become absorbed in difficulties if we have them, but when we consciously focus on the health that we do have, we realise that we have many beautiful gifts, treasure these.
The most beautiful and important parts of our lives do not have a price tag, practicing gratitude daily helps us to realise this and appreciate these gifts of real value.