I hear two voices in my head as I go throughout my days. One is my own, saying be in this moment, listen intently to the conversation you are having, document the images in your mind. Be Present.
The other, also my own, is running through a to-do list, thinking I should get out my camera and take pictures of every little moment, check my texts or do something productive.
Maybe you have this too and if you do, I’m guessing you experience a similar tension. Please tell me I am not the only one with voices in my head!
I would rather live in the moment because if I don’t, I’m just moving throughout days by checking things off the list versus enjoying the time and places that are in front of me. I’m practicing self-control in this and challenging my norm this week, trying to let the first voice win out more often.
For example: this morning on a walk I was thinking about the day and I consciously decided to redirect my thoughts to the way the sunshine was coming through the trees and the quiet that exists before the day begins. It was refreshing and everything I was thinking about could wait anyways.
I don’t mean to sound all zen but I really believe rest is crucial to our well being in life and I’m not always good at it. How about you? Where do you find rest in the pull of life to be in constant motion?
Listening to the breeze and feeling the sunshine, for the moment.