Enjoy the Freedom of the Present Moment

“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”  

This is a quote often tossed around regarding the present.

It essentially says that today is called the present because it is a gift.

embrace the present moment its a giftThe origins of that quote can be a bit mercurial but it is often attributed to Alice Morse Earle’s poem. It has been changed numerous times and is even featured in a cartoon movie.

Regardless of where this quote originated, the essence of it matters.

Each moment that passes you make an internal, often subconscious, decision regarding your life path.

Problems arise when you do not stop and enjoy the moment.

Each moment is an opportunity to be free and simply live.

It is this moment that counts.

It is this moment that matters.

It is this moment that shapes your eventual destiny.

Enjoy yourself and stop worrying about the things that you cannot change.

Do not worry about who likes you or dislikes you.

You are simply you.

Therefore, you have to be the best YOU possible.

That happens when you let go and free yourself.

Tomorrow will come to many.

And for many that post all of their hopes on tomorrow…it may never arrive.

But everyone has this moment.

When you let the baggage go, stop worrying about tomorrow, and simply living in the moment you are giving yourself a chance to breathe fully and deeply with life.

You are enjoying the tactile sensations of the air on your skin.

You are in the moment with the rush of blood through your veins and the deep silence of just being.

For some it is hard to stop their minds from constantly thinking about what is coming next or what was.

They worry too much about the external problems and forget that the greatest gift of all is the present.

You have a choice each moment that passes.

You can embrace that moment and simply enjoy being.

Or you can spend that moment worrying about something that has already passed or may come to pass in the future.

In choosing to worry, you burden yourself and lose that moment.

So take a deep breath, feel your environment and just smile.

You have as many moments as you need.

Enjoy your freedom of being in the moment! It’s a gift, cherish it and make the most of it!

Your turn:
What do you enjoy most about living in the moment? Do you find it hard to live in the moment? What is most challenging for living in the moment? Do you have any tips that can help people enjoy their freedom of living in the moment? Please share below in the comments.

I am passionate about showing you how to transform their thoughts because I know that your thoughts truly do matter for you to have happiness, success, healthy relationships and a vibrant body. When our thoughts are with the present moment, we make the most of our moments which create amazing tomorrows. For information about training with me to transform your mind and emotions one or one or to conduct an empowering seminar for your group or business call me at 267-266-6480 or send me an email at joannecipressi@gmail.com. If you call, make sure you leave a message and I or my personal assistant will be in contact with you shortly.

Joanne Cipressi, CHt, CNLP
Empowerment Coach, Speaker and Author

  • Lori Gosselin

    Hi Joanne,
    I love this: “So take a deep breath, feel your environment and just smile.” I love the whole article. I struggle to remain in the moment. It’s an ongoing project of mine! Maybe next year LOL 😉

    Nice to find your place! Come and sip some tea at my place sometime!
    Lori
    lifeforinstance.com

    • Hello Lori,

      Thanks for visiting me here! It’s pretty awesome what happens when we feel the environment around us and just smile. The environment feels better with that smile – which allows us to practice living in the moment. It’s a challenge to all of us who strive to be present – but thankfully, like with anything else, it becomes easier with practice. Soon, you will realize “Wow, I am here. I am really here.” It’s very liberating. 🙂 I will be sure to visit your place today. Enjoy the rest of your day Lori!! ~~ Joanne Cipressi

      • Lori Gosselin

        I can relate to the “I am here. I am really here” sentiment. It’s something I’ve felt at my happy place (by the lake in Cape Breton, my childhood summer place) after I’ve been there a day or two. I’ve always wanted to find a way to take that feeling with me when I reenter my life. Thanks for the template of how present living feels. It’s something I’ll give a lot of thought to!

        Nice to see you on the LFI porch! 🙂