Accept, then act. Whatever the present moment contains, embrace it as if you had chosen it. This will miraculously change your whole life.” ~Eckhart Tolle
Being present. It sounds so simple, right?
But too often we are taken out of the present moment. Our heads get cluttered with the mind chatter of yesterday, broken memories, and anxieties and fears of what’s to come; all the while, we look past the beauty and simplicity of the present—this moment, right now.
It’s taken me years to learn how to live presently. My childhood was traumatic; my mother passed away when I was ten years old. I remember the days when I’d visit her at the hospital, naively believing that everything would be okay.