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One Breath, One Moment – The Present Moment

Each moment of our daily lives provides us with an amazing opportunity – to be a part of the movement toward greater spiritual awareness that is becoming more important in our society nowadays. Humanity, as a whole, is reawakening to this awareness and each of us is an active participant in this process even if we are not consciously aware of it.

One of the simplest and most profound spiritual teachings asks that each one of us be in the present moment. This is an ancient teaching and, considering the world we live in today, one that has an even greater implication than ever before. With the advent of modern technology (in the form of such things as the Internet and cellular phones) and the faster pace at which we are living, our daily lives are filled to capacity with communication, tasks and assorted events that we must deal with. With all of these things bombarding us, how can we remain centered, spiritually guided, and present to the love of God in the midst of such a quickly changing landscape?Susan_Karim

Meditation practice can no longer be separated from the events of our daily lives. The nature of the times we live in now requires us to be fully present in life and to address the many challenges all of us are facing. Though it continues to be beneficial to consciously set aside a few minutes of silent, contemplative time every day, our hectic lives are asking that we carry this meditative awareness even further into our daily routine.

Regular meditation or prayer trains our mind and body to create space around habitual and reactive patterns that separate us from the love of God. Meditation is extremely useful in order to free yourself from negative and self defeating patterns. Five minutes a day of meditation and/or prayer has the ability to refresh the body, mind and spirit and can help transform or create better insight into difficult situations.

Take this one step further and have your whole day be a meditation and a prayer. This is not meant as drudgery, but as joyful freedom. How? Start with awareness and the intention that as you go through your daily routine, you are becoming closer to God.  As you go about the affairs of your daily life, notice how God is guiding you. What thoughts and feelings are present within you? What events come into your day unexpectedly? What challenges do you face? How do you respond to persons you run into during the day? Notice the many opportunities you have to share love, praise, assistance, and compassion with others. Do you happily embrace these opportunities, or do you turn a deaf ear because you are busy with other things?

Every day and every moment is a spiritual teaching. God is constantly revealing how we can love and learn more about ourselves and the Divine. God speaks to us in each moment, even if we think we cannot hear. The voice of spirit lives within our bodies, our hearts, our minds, and our consciousness. Every day is a blessing that is given to us freely. What we do with this blessing has a profound influence on those around us; on our loved ones, our friends, and the greater network of human consciousness that we are a part of.

The Mother Earth benefits from the blessings that we share through being fully present in our daily lives. The vibration of love that opens when we attune to God creates a healing presence that affects the physical and energy bodies of the Earth, and offers positive energy during this challenging time when so much is changing on a planetary level. Bestow yourself blessings, praise, and love every time you breathe and take a moment to attune spiritually in the midst of your busy day. By embracing the blessing of the present moment, you are helping Mother Earth, your fellow man and, most importantly, yourself.


Susan Karim

Time Management and Personal Effectiveness Coach

http://myactiontimer.com

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