Be Here Now! (The Modern Gypsy Dairies)
In a digital world where social media and communication reign, where love and money are often in conflict, where opportunity corrupts morals and intentions – it can be hard to hoist yourself into awareness of the present moment, where everything else melts away. Instagram photos, motivation videos, highlight reels, ‘overnight’ success stories — while they’ve inspired a new generation of ambition and entrepreneurs, they also reveal the heart-aching possibility that maybe your life isn’t so important after all. Too often, the beautiful moments of life can be drowned out by a cacophony of self-consciousness, worry and anxiety. Life however, unfolds in the present. Eckhart Tolle’s teachings are life changing. Once you truly grasp that everything is NOW, and you live fully, consciously in this very moment, life suddenly becomes easier, better and more fulfilling.
In her memoir Eat, Pray, Love , Elizabeth Gilbert writes about a friend who, whenever she sees a beautiful place, exclaims in a near panic, “It’s so beautiful here! I want to come back here someday!” “It takes all my persuasive powers,” writes Gilbert, “to try to convince her that she is already here.”
Likewise, Eckhart Tolle, is known worldwide for his teachings on spiritual enlightenment through the power of the present moment. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life”. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future, — which, of course, can only be experienced as the now.
Often, we’re so trapped in thoughts of the future or the past that we forget to experience and enjoy what’s happening right now. The pizza’s not as good as it was last week. I’m about to run out of something in my pantry. Last year this time I’d been more focused. The list goes on..
You won’t always have it all figured out, but walking in your purpose will help you get to a place of clarity, peace and heightened self-confidence. Forgive yourself and those that have hurt you. Let go, read books, meet new people, watch documentaries, travel. Do anything that will keep you curious about the present energies in your life – the ones that inspire you. Cherish every fleeting moment. Be grateful for the time you get to spend with the people you love. For life is precious and shorter than you realize at times – and the only way to survive it – is to be here. Now.