I treasure each moment. I am committed to living in the present.
I put aside past disappointments and expectations for the future. I focus on what is happening right now. I give my full attention to whatever I am doing.
I train myself to breathe fully and deeply. I slow down. I notice the air entering and exiting my nostrils. I fill my abdomen and chest with each inhalation and let them sink with each gentle exhalation. I create a soothing rhythm.
I observe my environment. I am thankful for the beauty of flower gardens and the efficiency of my local hardware store.
I listen attentively when others speak to me. My relationships prosper when I try to understand and validate others.
This moment helps me strengthen my health. I savor my food and delight in the colors, textures, and flavors. I sip my tea slowly and fill my plate with nutritious and tasty vegetables and fruits. I check my posture, and incorporate physical activity into my regular routine. I act promptly if I see any warning signs of illness or injury.
I realize that stress or contentment comes from my thoughts rather than from external forces. I am at peace as long as I accept what each moment brings. Sometimes I am comfortable and sometimes I learn and grow by overcoming challenges.
Today, I free myself from old habits and assumptions that could hold me back. I appreciate each moment for what it is.
- How do I define being completely present?
- Why does meditation strengthen my capacity for living in the moment?
- How does living mindfully change my daily experiences?