A few years back on a multi-day raft trip in Western Colorado around the campfire one night we were all talking about the one most powerful thing that helps you to stay present and live fully TODAY. We all shared insights and tips, from living as if today were your last day on earth to doing things that require you to be courageous. One fellow shared with us the mantra that he used to help him stay present in all that he does. “May What I’m doing right now be the most important thing I could possibly be doing”, no-matter what he was doing. Driving, Listening, washing dishes, on the phone with someone, laying down for a rest- “May what I’m doing right now……”
I don’t know about you, but many times I find myself doing something, while thinking of something else. I could be doing…, I should be doing…, If I was at bla bla, etc., and not being mindful of what I’m doing at the moment. This mantra has helped me to stay more present in all that I do.
Craig – a great phrase that I have learned from practicing yoga is, “Be present”. It’s funny to think that I have to be constantly reminded to be present in the present moment but so true.