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To be in the moment and find / make space for creative impulses to be expressed also.
Take more time off of work. I do have an accrued bank of over a month to roll into next year : ).
Listen to the song of the Magpies at sunrise. Savor the sound of rain on the roof. Delight in the gentle cooling breeze on my face early on a summer’s day. Adore the happy dog wagging her tail before me.
Staying in the here & now; being present.
Practicing gratefulness for all in my life, good & not so good.
Savor this life with love for myself & all those around me. Letting love be my guide.
Let the Divine flow……..✨
I can be present in the current moment and not miss the small everyday blessings.
What an interesting question. I do think slowing down is key to savoring all the many blessings that surround me.
Slowing down, not stacking activities on top of each other so that each one only receives part of my attention. I often read while I eat, for example (Mom tried but didn’t break me of the habit). I don’t want to stop doing that, but making sure I really notice, taste and appreciate my food as I begin to eat would add savor to the flavor. I listen to podcasts while I walk and enjoy that, but taking occasional walks with nothing else going on for my mind will make space for savoring.
Everything happens in the NOW so that’s where I need to be–present, willing and grateful. I share a couple of quotes from Eckhart Tolle:
Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.”
“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
Beautiful! I love “You only lose what you have, but you cannot lose something what you are.” Thank you so much!
To savor life, so important to remain healthy both physically and mentally and spiritually
Be present. Another image that comes to mind is to be sponge like and or magnetic like. We are entering the season of Advent and the season of darkness. So I want to savor those aspects of life with attention.
When I am in the moment, and aware.
When I can catch myself drifting and come
back to the present. When I can practice
gratitude. When I can expand my
consciousness to include the smallest
atom and the vast cosmos.
All of this, is my way of savoring this life.
Right now, I am savoring this moment of
quiet reflection, this delicious cup of
coffee, this breath.
Charlie, Your words are a poem. Thank you.
Just like when I am eating, eating slowly will bring me more enjoyment in tasting my meal. So, it is like savoring my life: detach it from being too busy such as speaking, thinking, and doing things. Speaking slowly avoids accidentally hurting someone by what being said by my mouth. Thinking slowly is a chance for me to look back to the memorable moments that I have. Eventually, most important to a visually impaired person like me, walking slowly to avoid falling as much as possible. (I usually walk too fast)
Reading slowly to savor all reflections that are being written, everyone!
Yes, slow down…take time to smell the roses and realize that their beauty is not limited by their thorns!
Ngoc, your wisdom is far beyond
Your years and brings a smile to
me. Thank you. 🙏
To be present in all that I do, and to whom all I engage with throughout my days.
I can take more moments to pause, to take stock and recognize the abundance around me. So much of my life “works” with little or no effort on my part. A couple of taps on my phone and beautiful music plays. A beautiful, round moon companions me on the way to work. When I take the time to notice such things — really notice — I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
It’s really all so amazing.
I am 66 and to enjoy the moment by being present and available. To continue on my path of a daily reflection here, a morning meditation, a 20-minute mindful standing yoga, my calisthenics with resistance bands and stretches from the podiatrist given me on Monday the 27th for Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain). This daily routine has helped me practice staying in the present and savoring as much of my day until I lay my head down at night. Once in a while I think about the time spent but it is minuscule to the time I was chasing, planning and consuming my next drink. This daily practice also helps me limit my consumption of the news. I do not have my head buried in the sand, but I no longer barrage my psyche with the ills of societies around the world.
The bobbing heads on the 24 hour cycle of cable network news is more commentary and opinion than it is news. It is definitely a barrage of one’s psyche.
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