Life tip #24: Live!

I wish all of you a wonderful start to what will hopefully be a lovely week! This life tip can summarize much of what I try to share/show/wake up within all of you and myself. We all go through life, but few of us ever truly live (I feel like this is a quote, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere). And what a shame that is.

I know I have much to work on when it comes to this, but I feel that I’m at least one step closer for knowing that I need to do so. From what I’ve read, heard, watched… I’m finding that the key to happiness and life is living in the present moment: the here and now. The past is gone, the future may not be there, all we have is this very moment.

How are you spending it? Stop worrying, stressing, counting. Start smiling, laughing, loving… living! These are things we do in the present moment. People don’t stop and think “I’ll laugh tomorrow when someone tells a joke” or “I’ll love that person in a week” (okay, maybe some do, but I imagine it’s not a common occurrence), we just do those things and they are so much simpler for it. We are happier for it and life is beautiful for it.

To get in the moment right now, try out this simple activity that I quite liked which is shared on Cohabitaire and just so happens to be from my father’s favorite book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.