Be here now


“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”

– George Harrison –

I have had the most awesome day. It has been filled with things that I love. A beautifully cooked organic breakfast at home with my boyfriend and one of my best friends. Followed by some kayaking out to a remote and quiet beach in the brilliant sunshine. After which we have enjoyed a delicious BBQ, and now we are settling down to watch a movie and eat home-made apple crumble.

And why has this day been particularly awesome? Because not only did I set the intention of filling it with things that I love, but I also enjoyed every moment of it. Never was I thinking forwards to what was ahead, or skipping backwards to what could have been. I was loving every single second of what I was doing, in every moment that I was doing it.

And this hasn’t been an overnight success for me. This has been a slow realisation over the last few years, and disconnection of how I used to live my life. Gone are the days when I’m wishing and willing the hours of work past, so I can get home, or go and do something that I really want to do.

Gone are the days I spend reminiscing about happier times gone by, and wondering why my life isn’t as happy or fun as it once was.

Now I enjoy my life for what it is and what I have created and continue to create. Now I enjoy every moment. Now I let things flow, now I know that the more I fill my life with things that I love, the more I am grateful for everything that I have, the more peaceful and joyful my life is.

Life is awesome, all we need to do is be here now. Pretty simple really.

Inspiration for this post

The video for Living in the Moment – Jason Mraz

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