There’s no better gift than the present moment. There’s no better gift we could give ourselves, or another, than our full abiding presence. By choosing to be here now, we tap into the eternal grandeur of life, the endless beauty, and the boundless joy that’s always here, always available.
“Life is meant to be a vibrant, deeply felt, growing mosaic of meaningful moments. It is to be a grand, fully engaged, and unconditionally committed love affair with our daily experience.” – Brendon Burchard, The Motivation Manifesto
This is an affirmation for healing, for love, for growth, for happiness, and for living the depth of life.
When you have an unwavering commitment to living in this moment, life lives you. Engage fully with the people around you, looking into their eyes and listening intently to their words. Appreciate the small details that create the fabric of your life. Feel the energy inside of you, and how it links up with like-energy outside of you.
Affirm to live every moment of this glorious life that you’re blessed with.
Be Here Now
I choose to live in the only moment where there is life: the present moment.
When we deeply savor the moment that’s standing right before us, we return to the only time zone that truly exists. The past has passed and the future has not yet arrived. Heighten your senses and drink in the moment that’s before you, for if you miss what’s here now, you’ll miss life.“Your true home is in the here and the now.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh Click To Tweet
Look around you: What do you see? What do you smell? What music do you hear?
Savor every sweet melody of life, every bite of your meal, and every gentle sensation you experience. Breathe deeply and pay attention to what’s happening around you, and within yourself.
By releasing the distractions of the past and the expectations for the future, we can show up with full presence and power in our own lives. We might even be able to see people as if for the first time.
There’s no other time to experience peace, love, happiness, or anything; the time is here. There’s no other place to discover beauty or joy; the place is here. Fully experience the vast expanse of the eternal moment, which is always right here, right now.
Slow Down a Little
I choose to slow down enough to connect with the gift I’m given in this moment.
Learning to notice when you’re in high-speed mode internally (and sometimes externally) is a valuable life skill. It’s a foundation upon which to build self-awareness and well-being. Feeling like you never have enough time is exhausting and drains you of the happiness of being present in each waking moment.
When you slow down, there’s an abundance of time to receive, and to give, with great joy.
Tell yourself that you have plenty of time to live today. Acknowledge any internal arguments that come up with this thought, and address them. Make a promise to come back to them later and make any needed changes to your lifestyle—plan less, schedule less, say “no” more—to bring down the pace of your inner world.You have time to appreciate the time that you have. Click To Tweet
Consciously slowing down allows you to better assess what’s really meaningful to you. You can better approach your intentions and other people with honesty and authenticity. Then you can prioritize from a place of love and abundance, rather than fear of not ever having enough.
To quote Henry Miller: “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”
Notice your inner sensations and prioritize your well-being in the moment. Be relaxed, be easy, be available, be happy, be alive, be present… Make sustaining that feeling a top priority. If you fall out of the moment, you only need to realize that you can shift back into it again, immediately: it takes no time at all.
Shape Your Day According to The Present Moment
I choose to let go of my painful chains to the past, and to instead let the present determine my future.
We tend to think that we need to do more, achieve more, and constantly make it happen in order to control our lives. Sometimes, “going with the flow” allows us to better handle the outside by accepting it as it is and focusing on how we handle it inside. The more internal control we have, the less external control we need.
We cannot always choose what we experience in life, but we can choose how we experience it.
Being present and aware and accepting of what’s in front of us is vital. By approaching our goals with presence, we can show up as our best selves, with a clear mission for our day that’s unhindered by past experiences and future worries.Experience the spiritual uplift of giving yourself completely to the present moment. Click To Tweet
Rather than letting the past dictate your present and thus your future, remember that the present moment is the only time that dictates any other time. There’s never a better time to change your life than right now. Life is fresh when you wake up to it.
You don’t need to go anywhere else for the perfect moment, for the love of your life, or for all the happiness in the world. Bringing the full might of your presence to this place, and pulsing with the heartbeat of this moment, is what makes life artful and fulfilling. That’s how you shape a tomorrow that stems from today.
Your past and your future depends on today.
Questions to Ask Yourself for an Abundant Life
I choose to live and love right here, right now.
Each day upon waking, ask yourself these questions, which are inspired by Brendon Burchard’s The Motivation Manifesto:
Who will I be today?
How will I show up with purposeful intent?
What dreams will I chase? What will I do to move closer to my dreams today?
What will I create and accomplish no matter what?
Who will I give value, love, or appreciation to?
What will I do or experience that will help me feel fulfilled and grateful when I rest my head to pillow later tonight?
- Are you truly living in the present moment?
- Are you willing to appreciate some aspect of whatever the day brings your way?
- Can you bring the joy today?
- When you’ve forgotten to prioritize your life in this moment, are you willing to reorient your perspective?
- Are you willing to create a future that is determined by the present?
Please share your own thoughts, mindfulness practices, lessons, wisdom, or experiences with me in the comments.
Share this affirmation with someone you care about.
Be here now, like there’s nowhere else you would be.
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