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A Gift

Do you know what it means and how it feels to be present....truly, genuinely, fully present?

In the moment.

Right now.

At no other time.

Fully aware.

Ya, I rarely do either, but I'm learning.

I'm learning that the more I try to be present, the more I realize how often I am not.

Actually - I just spent a solid ten minutes beating myself up mentally for not being present in recent circumstances, and thus - I did it again. I wasn't present. I was in the past - regretting, wishing, apologizing, remembering....

Let me not even get started about all the time I spend in the future - anticipating, fearing, wondering, planning....

I was present in this photo though and I am working toward more moments like this: in the now, with my husband, at sunrise, on our last day in Mexico.

It only lasted a short time, that full, genuine, true presence, with no regrets and no plans - but I sure felt it.

.....those fleeting moments of presence - oh what A GIFT!

Jeannette Maloy

joY Yoga

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