Friday, July 12, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Present

Yes, being present is good. I am learning to be present in my body, recognising tiredness and the need to rest, recognising feeling good and celebrating that too. Soaking in the warmth of the sun on my body or a cool ocean breeze or the cold winter sand beneath my feet. 
Present when one of my precious three comes to interrupt whatever it is I may be doing, pausing to stop and listen, taking in what they say, making eye contact and savouring the moments with them. Present late at night when they bubble over with important conversations and share their hearts with me. 
Present when hubby gets in from work, pausing to hug hello and find out about his day.
 Present when chatting with far away family on long distance calls, soaking in their words and enjoying the conversation. fleeing from distractions and thoughts that interfere with the moment.
 Connecting on a deeper level with consciousness of the present and fleeting moment as it will never come again....

"Unscripted, unedited, real" Lisa- Jo Baker
Write for five minutes on the given topic, link up at Lisa- Jo's blog and encourage the person who linked up before you. Have fun!


  1. Lovely post. Beautiful and true. I especially liked this, "fleeing from distractions and thoughts that interfere with the moment." Yes, that is the essence of being present! What a gift to those around you.

    1. Thanks Becky and Cath, still a process :)


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