Today I popped in on a friend of mine, and during the course of our conversation, she showed me something written by Alfred D’Souza.  I thought I’d  share it with you, because I think it illustrates so beautifully, the importance of being in the present moment.  As long as we are ‘on a mission’ to get somewhere; focused only on the goal or outcome, we miss the ‘here and now’.

The truth is that being in the present moment is where the joy is; it’s actually the only place where we can feel fully alive.

People often talk about ‘enjoying the journey’, rather than focusing on the destination, and it’s easy to hear the words and not really ‘get’ them.

Right now I ask that you read Alfreds words, and really breathe them in. None of us really know  how long we have left on this planet, so instead of relating to your life like it’s ‘business as usual’, a ‘dress rehearsal, or something to ‘overcome’, I want you to consider that whatever is going on for you, now is the perfect time to be in your life!

‘For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin……real life.  But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.’ Alfred D’Souza

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Speak soon ……