The Value of Presence

It’s easy to get stuck going through the motions of every day life. Without even realizing it, you can become so accustomed to and comfortable in your routine that you progressively lose sight of the present, living each day numbly on a sort of autopilot setting.

While this lifestyle may be a comfortable one, it’s not beneficial to your personal growth. So it’s time to be real with yourself.

If you learn to become present once again, you will come to truly appreciate and wholeheartedly embrace all of the astonishing facets of this life.

To start, realize that any sort of change comes from within. After committing to consciously live in the present, constantly ask yourself whether your surroundings are utterly fabulous.

This includes your home life, your career, your social circle, and so on. It can involve something minor, such as the color of your bedroom walls. For instance, when you wake up, do you look around and smile? If not, it’s time for some redecorating!

Surrounding yourself with the extraordinary also entails the people who are a regular part of your life. Make an effort to be present when you are with your loved ones, coworkers, and friends and be thankful for the light they bring into your life. Let this oneness with others serve as a reminder to you that there’s no need for an agenda. You may even come to the realization that it’s time for a change in some of your relationships—and that’s fine. This simply means you are successfully learning to be mindful and aware of your surroundings.

This process of creating the surroundings that best suit you will not only enrich your life, but will also reinforce how powerful your presence truly is—both to you and to others. As you embark on your quest to be eternally mindful, keep in mind that life’s greatest gifts can be discovered in the present moment.