What is your relationship to the moment? It only takes a moment for your life to change entirely, only a moment. We so often take for granted our time on this planet, rushing through our days, checking tasks off our perpetually growing lists. We rush through interactions with others, while engaging with our cell phones, computers, and televisions instead. Stop wasting your moments; choose to notice the moments in your day instead! I have been and can be as susceptible to missing moments just as anyone on the planet, so please no judgment of self here for missing moments. The important place to be is right here, right now and to acknowledge and appreciate the moment.
The universe will always provide you with opportunities to wake-up and start acknowledging moments. For me, one of these opportunities occurred when given a diagnosis of a brain tumor. After acknowledging the initial shock, denial, and processing of such information, I started to notice and be more in touch with the little things. A mate’s laugh (one of the things I miss most about my mate, his great laughter), a child’s soft touch, beautiful flowers growing in the fields, the soft flight of the hummingbird. The world started to come alive, albeit I was facing one of the most difficult moments of my life. Other senses (other than my brain) began to come alive, my heart was more open and perhaps I began to think from my heart instead of my brain. Whatever occurred in this moment, the universe gave me the opportunity to either wither away in self-pity, or to open my eyes and drink in all that life had to offer. I opted to drink up!
Think of your difficult times as a way to once again become more grounded with the simple things, the moments that make up your life.
Life is just a series of moments. If you miss the moments, you miss your life ~ Robin Sharma