Tag Archive | just be

There’s No Present Like The Time


“There’s no present like the time.”

~ Babul from The Second Exotic Marigold Hotel

It seems that we all have an expiration date which most of us do not know.  So to live without remembering that knowledge is to hide our heads in the sand like ostriches.  I’m not saying that we should live in fear of death, but to remember that this present moment is indeed a present. A gift that we should not waste.

Life moves quickly these days.  Many people live longer lives, but take less time for themselves.  Rushing to every event, whatever it may be, keeping busy on the computer, the smart phones etc., takes time away from being present in the present moment.  I understand we all have responsibilities, but we must carve out a few moments to simply be in the stillness of the present moment.  To reconnect with ourselves, our families, nature and all the gifts that are ours when we stop the rush in the insanity of life.  To actually take a moment to breathe, to listen to our hearts and minds, to hold hands, to reconnect with loved ones, to simply love that we are here, right here and now, wherever we may be, in whatever capacity life holds for us.

Time is a gift.  Use it wisely.  Don’t squander it on meaningless pursuits.  You can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. You have the power within you.  Be grateful for the present and use your power for good, for you are loved.

Enjoy The Presents of Presence

Shine On!



Felt By the Heart…

“The best and most beautiful things in the world

cannot be seen or even touched.

They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

Have you ever just felt at peace?  Even for a moment, just felt the peace of life, love and spirit wash over you and just be with you?  Where you’re completely happy, content and breathing in and out with a gentleness of breath?  Have you?

I have started 3 blogs this morning, none of which are this one…because I couldn’t find the message I wanted to send today.  Each one was different, but I felt it was lacking.  Then I came upon this card and I just felt that peace wash over me…I knew this was my message for today…when was the last time you listened with your heart?

When was the last time you were touched by something in your heart?  When was the last time you just took a moment to ‘be’ and breathe and look to the sky or the grass and just focus even for a moment on this moment in time?  When did you last listen with your heart to the words (or the non-words) of a friend who’s hurting?  When was the last time YOU listened to yourself with your caring heart to what you actually felt, thought and knew?

Sometimes things and people are not always as they seem…we make up stories about them and then believe what we have ‘seen’ to be true.  We carry those thoughts with us in relation to those things/people and allow for foibles because they are dear to us and because we choose to see the good in all.

I am not advocating not seeing the good in all because I think it is important…but also as important is the knowledge that we need to listen to our guts, our intuition and our heart of hearts.  I for one, know that I lately I have been ‘busy’ but not listening to my heart.  I haven’t felt that knowing that I have learned I can tap into when I am at peace.  Perhaps it’s time to flex my heart muscle again and take a 5 minute BE session more regularly…

We all get so caught up in our lives, in our shoulda, woulda, coulda’s that we don’t take even a 5 minute break from it all to just be with ourselves and the beauty that surrounds us to enjoy it.  When was the last time you actually looked up at the sky to see the beautiful sunset or sunrise or even glimpsed a cloud formation and wondered how it continues on everyday and yet you don’t see it?

On my retreat in February, I did just that…and I felt in my heart the peace, love and unity that surrounds me…and I loved it!  Isn’t it time for you to do the same for yourself?  Why not join me today and take 5 minutes to just ‘be’…quiet your mind, focus on your heart and feel the gratefulness of today surround you.

Let me know how this works for you…and I’ll let you know as well.

Peace, love and gratefulness be yours today and everyday!