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  • Writer's pictureBrian R. Schobel, CPA

The Art of Being Present: Mindful Connections to the Here and Now


In the whirlwind of daily life, our minds often dance between past regrets and future anxieties. Yet, amidst this mental juggle lies a sanctuary: the present moment. Embracing it can transform our experience of life.


1. The Power of Now:

Our past is a memory, and the future is a projection. The only tangible reality we have is this very moment. By anchoring ourselves here, we reduce the noise of life's distractions.


2. Simple Acts, Profound Connections:

The aroma of your morning coffee, the texture of a loved one's hand, the chorus of birds at dawn - these aren't just mundane details. They're opportunities to deeply connect with the world around us.


3. Breath: The Bridge to Presence:

Our breath is a miraculous tool. By focusing on its rhythm, we can usher our wandering minds back to the current moment.


Virginia Woolf, in her indomitable wisdom, said, "The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all moments." This quote encapsulates the essence of being present: by embracing the now, we access a richer, more vibrant experience of life.


So, as the world continues its relentless pace, remember to occasionally pause. Take a deep breath, anchor yourself in the moment, and rediscover the art of truly being present.


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