To allow ourselves to be truly in touch with where we already are, no matter where that is, we have got to pause in our experience long enough to let the present moment sink in; long enough to actually feel the present moment, to see it in its fullness, to hold it in awareness and thereby come to know and understand it better. Only then can we accept the truth of this moment of our life, learn from it and move on. ~J. Kabat-Zinn~

Where are you now?

Are you aware of your surroundings? You may be sitting on a chair of sofa – are they comfortable? Soft or hard? What colour is the fabric? What kind of texture can you sense? Are you in front of your computer or reading in your phone? Is it warm or cold? Are you alone? Can you hear the music, or people chatter, or any other sound coming from your surroundings?

What sensations do you feel in your body? Is there any tension? Are you comfortable? Is your body relaxed? How about your jaw – is it loosen or clenched? Can you feel your heart beating? Do you like its rhythm? Let’s focus on your breath for a moment. Do you take long slow breaths, or is your breath shallow and fast?

How often do you check in with your body and your surroundings? How often you are fully present in your body, with complete awareness of what’s going on around you? How often do you take time to stop the ‘doing’ and simply allow yourself to be? How often do you give attention to yourself – your feelings in the given moment, your breath and the sensations in your body? Several times a day? Every other week? Once a month? Never?

You see, as people, we tend to ignore the presence in the present moment. Our internal monologue often drifts away either to the past, where it focuses on re-living the history and perhaps even trying to fix some parts of it, or to the future, usually worrying if you have strength to cope with whatever life throws at you next.

All you really have is The Now

Have you ever wondered what happens with you when you are fully present in the now? You may simply choose to silent that voice, to pay attention to What Is and appreciate it. You have the choice to do so.

Whether you are thinking of your past or your future, you do it in the present and you miss the sensations this moment offers you. The Now has the power to change the perspective of your past (however, it will not change the past), and to create a positive expectation and acceptance of what comes to existence next (however, this doesn’t mean you know exactly what the future holds for you). Everything that happens to you, happens to you Now. The anxiety, stress and fear of what might happen in the future – you experience them Now. The regret, disappointment and guilt of what happened in the past – you experience them Now. The Now is all that is. The Now is all you have. And you have the choice, through your focus and loving awareness, to create the best Now you could ever imagine for yourself.

Mindfulness – full acceptance of the Here and Now

Mindfulness is about the moment-to-moment experience. It’s the awareness of What Is and curiosity about the life as it unfolds in front of you. It is a peaceful and non-judgemental state of being, the acceptance of what is here and now, without labelling it as good, bad or neutral.

Mindful techniques and tools help to refocus and become present in The Now; they give you ability to be aware of what is happening in and around you right now, without getting carried away by it. Each person has a choice to be – or not- present, even if they may think it is out of their control. The more you practice, however, the easier it is to ‘just be’.

It is fascinating how a simple choice of being present in The Now impacts our mood, those around us and the way we perceive the future or soothe the recollections of the past. The more present we are in our bodies and the more aware we are of what is happening around us in any given moment. It is not necessarily about knowing; it is about being comfortable with not knowing and feeling at peace with it.

LOA and Mindfulness

Law of Attraction states, that you attract what you think about and feel most of the time. The presence in the only moment of time when you can think and feel. When you choose to focus on the memories from the past or imagine scenarios for the future, every feeling these thoughts create you experience in The Present Moment. Those feelings are neither your past nor your future; they become your Now, your current reality. And whatever you feel in the Now, you attract more of it.

If you are present and appreciate What Is, if you feel satisfied with whoever you are and whatever you have right now, or even if you drift away but feel at ease when memorizing your past or feel excitement for what’s coming, the Universe will match the people and opportunities for you to feel more appreciation, more satisfaction, more ease and more excitement.

If you, however, do not like whom you are and notice the absence of the things you want, if you worry about what may happen or feel disappointment towards yourself for your past choices, the Universe will provide more of situations not to like, more lack, more worries and even more disappointment.

Whatever you think of you attract; whether it is wanted or unwanted, you will have more of it. The Present Moment gives you an opportunity to direct your attention to what feels good, so that you can create the future you desire. It is your choice. It’s the thought that you choose to focus on that creates the feeling within you, and that feeling directly impacts your point of attraction. The better you feel, the higher your energy frequency and the better you attract. The same is true to the opposite – the worse you feel, the lower the energy frequency that you’re at and the worse you attract.

The Now gives you the power to choose how you want to feel, which determines what kind of future you will experience. Mindfulness offers techniques, which help you slow down the thought process and allow you to make a choice of what you focus on and how you want to feel, so that you can attract more of it.

How do I use mindfulness in my work with clients?

In my work with clients I guide them to purposely pay attention to the present moment, and learn how to accept life as it unfolds. Satisfaction is the evidence of being on the right track. It’s all about being satisfied in life.

That’s why you want everything – lots of money, a wonderful lover, good health and beautiful body, travels to far-away-lands and more – coz you believe they will bring you happiness. However, the journey doesn’t begin when you have the money or when you have that lover. The journey begins the very moment you think of it; and the way you think of it determines how you feel about it, and those feelings either help you get what you want, or bring more of what you don’t want.

I will guide you through techniques, which allow being present and feeling good with What Is. I will share tools which will make it easier for you to find peace and trust in regards to what future unfolds. You will learn to appreciate your life as it is, and you will practice loving yourself exactly as you are. You will discover the depth of satisfaction that is available to you in The Now.

Feel good now, and your future will bring you more to feel good about.

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