|Sea Oats at the Mission of Nombre de Dios|
It's challenging to be in the here and now all of the time. Life is so faced-paced and people seem to be on-call 24/7. We have forgotten how to ignore the phone that is ringing and put the electronic devices away. I think about a simple walk. There's usually always a reason: to get somewhere, to lose calories, to be healthy, to visit a favorite place. What about walking without purpose? Walking just to walk and be in the here and now. How many of us do this?
When I try to get into this mindset and become conscious of my mind and body - I notice that most of the time I am holding my breath. This is my first step to get into the here and now - simply breathe. I imagine that each breath I take dissolves the busyness of my mind. My surroundings become more vivid and life seems to slow down enough that I can actually embrace it.
How do you get in the here and now?
*I'm participating in the 2013 A to Z Challenge. Every day in April (except for Sundays) I will be posting according to a letter of the Alphabet. To read more about my theme, click here.