A Present Moment Experience

Most of us are probably quite aware of Eckhart Tolle and “The New Earth,” from when Oprah introduced him to us several years ago. His fundamental wisdom and healing has been a gift, inspiring a new wave of positivity and enrichment throughout our world. It’s been fascinating information for all of us to receive.

A Present Moment Experience

I have always been on a soul-searching mission, but especially over these past two years. While my body has been healing and getting stronger, my mind has also become clearer, which has made it much easier for me to connect with my inner-self.

I have always had a strong desire to “be present in the moment;” learning how to get there, however, has not been an easy feat.

As I’m sure you can relate, with a hectic lifestyle there can be so much noise, concern and thought that distracts us from what is taking place in the here and now. While we aren’t consciously permitting that noise and concern into our lives, we are actually and entirely permitting it into our lives. It’s a choice and this has been a very big message for me to ponder. I choose to stop the noise, but how do I do it successfully?

This brings me to a personal experience I’d like to share with you:

I was visiting my Goddaughter one afternoon and it was a beautiful day. She had just woken from her nap and of course I came into the house very excited to see her.
Gift in tow, I knelt down, asked for a hug and waited with my giant arms ready to receive. :)

Instead of walking into my arms (or caring about the gift I had for her), she took my hand and brought me outside to her backyard. We walked past all of her toys and ventured to the garden area where the birds were chirping and the flowers were growing. I asked her what she wanted to show me and there she stood pointing up at the trees, occasionally saying one of the few words that she knew at the time – “birds.”

What I thought would be a very brief moment together actually turned into 10 minutes of us staying in the same spot watching the birds, butterflies, bees, trees, and flowers. In those 10 minutes, my heart calmed, my body rested and my face was adorned with a perma-smile.

My Goddaughter wasn’t even two at the time and yet already seemed to possess so much wisdom. Nothing else mattered for those moments than being with her and watching everything through her pure and excited eyes. We were mesmerized by the colors of the flowers, the melodic sounds the birds created, and the majestic breeze blowing through our hair. I felt so present in the presence that she provided for me, and it’s a time I always go back to when I lose myself for a minute.

Sometimes the greatest teachers are those who we least expect and the greatest lessons are the ones we never saw coming!

The moral of this story for me is:
Staying connected with who we are, while appreciating the beauty that surrounds us can be really difficult in our ever-changing world.

Therefore, we should take time each day to sit in quiet and relish in the simple yet magnificent wonders; they’re everywhere and it’s our own personal responsibility to absorb and appreciate them. If we do this, it can change our outlook and truly lift our hearts and this is a gift we can silently give to one another without even being consciously aware of it ourselves.

Thank you, M – I love you.
xo

6 Comments on A Present Moment Experience

  1. AJ
    August 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Very nice words Stacy :) especially the story about you & your goddaughter. It really must have been a great spiritual experience which you both shared and one which I'm sure you'll always remember. If we see the world in the same way as a child would we would be able to see the wonderfulness of nature again and take us back to the carefree life that we used to have when we were young. I'm sure you had a similar feeling when you shared that moment with your goddaughter. The world can be a very hectic place, but if we do take the time to relax and be at one with nature, it lifts our mood and helps our wellbeing too.

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  2. AJ
    August 15, 2013 at 10:33 am (2 years ago)

    The great thing about children & animals is that they have the ability to see the good in people. They don't judge you and accept you for who you really are. As we get older, we start to lose that ability to a certain degree as our personalities develop & we meet different types of people and life experiences change us. so we are as trusting etc. But if we try to look for the good in everyone, it makes us better as people and more accepting of others too. I also find people have a tendency nowadays to be more cold towards each other & we as people always seem to look for hidden meanings in others words & actions, but if we try and take people at face value, although we may not always be right about somebody, we can give them the chance and I would say if more people did this, the world would be a much better & friendlier place too!.

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  3. ece cosar
    September 23, 2015 at 9:51 am (3 months ago)

    We could not be able to go to our summerhouse for seven years . Some day we discovered rhonda bryne's secret&power book . And this summer we could be able to come . We realised that our Home is very beautiful . In our garden pe

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  4. ece cosar
    September 23, 2015 at 10:00 am (3 months ago)

    Pear, plum apricot olive trees available. We saw their grown ups , we are fascinated and we shared these fruits with our neighbors . The be olive tree

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  5. ece cosar
    September 23, 2015 at 10:06 am (3 months ago)

    After one month we will pick olives from our tree . And every morning we eat our breakfast in these majestic , magnificient garden .

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  6. ece cosar
    September 23, 2015 at 10:15 am (3 months ago)

    We also wish Stacey and her staff The Best in The World Thank you .

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