Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Victoria Melchor.
I wish I could explain to you with words just how glamorous it is to be in the moment.
I wish I could explain to you just how fabulous it is to be in the present moment.
You see, the problem is that by the time you finish reading this sentence you may have realized that you were not in the present moment.
You may just realize that the words “fabulous” and “glamorous” fall short of describing that which cannot be explained.
What is it like to be in the present moment?
What I can explain to you is that being in the present moment is like drinking cold iced tea and noticing the sensation of it flowing through your mouth, eliciting in your tongue a sensation of crispness and satisfaction. The sensation will linger in your mouth for a minute or two, but if you want to experience these sensations again, you must eventually drink more iced tea.
Being in the present moment is like forgetting about the meaning of my words and focusing on the echo the words leave behind in your mind.
It is like waking up to the realization that this is it, right now. Not a paragraph ago or two words ahead—but now.
When it all comes down to it, the most important thing to keep in mind is that in the present moment you will find infinite possibility, whereas your ego and the story you tell yourself about yourself may only find obstacles. This is why “being in the moment” is one of the main ingredients to manifesting your desires with the Law of Attraction.
When we are caught up in our own dramas, eventually we forget that happiness is at the grasp of our fingertips—if only we would choose to reach for it.
I did everything I could to be in the moment: I tried to meditate, I did yoga shoulder-stands, I touched my right index finger to my nose and flapped my left arm… And so I became angry at the moment for not standing still, manifesting miracles, or for distracting me with shiny objects—you see, I happen to be easily distracted.
The quote that changed my concept of the present moment:
This made me wonder: what is the secret to being in the moment, in the face of everything that I have tried to do that did not work? The answer came in a most unconventional way, but it has forever changed my relationship to the present moment and the way I look at it.
A couple of months ago, I came face to face with my destiny on my way up to the conference center on the 10th floor of a local hotel building.
I was greeted on the elevator by a quote: “The place you are in needs you now”.
Why didn’t I think of this before? Rather than thinking that I need to be in the moment, how about having a better relationship with the present moment based on the mutual bond that we share—we need each other.
This quote has taught me that being in the moment is more than the hype surrounding the Law of Attraction or something I am told is good for me to do.
Being in the moment is about showing up to life + bringing passion to everything I do because there is no moment other than the present.
So why not embrace what is?
The place you are in needs you now.
So, what if instead of you being told that being in the moment is a good idea, you were told to improve your relationship with the place you are in? Want to give it a shot?
Here are 5 questions to help you re-ignite your bond and relationship to the present moment:
1. What would your life look like if you made peace with the present moment?
2. How many possibilities await you in the moment?
3. How much love, passion, happiness and peace has the moment been waiting to give you?
4. What has the moment been doing to get your attention in hopes of improving your mutual relationship?
5. Do you understand now why the place you are in needs you now?
The moment needs you NOW, not two questions ago or two words into the future.
And now I want to ask you one last question: what will you do from now on to improve your relationship with the present moment?
Her vision for life is one of love and peace, and it begins with being her best self at all times and teaching and empowering others to be the same. She loves cuddling with her two dogs.