The art of being present

Do you ever sit in a room; whether it be at work, church, school wherever… and you’re there physically but your mind is 100 other places?

I do it all the time, I can’t even remember the last time I was doing something, and my attention was solely focused on the task at hand. Even as I write this I’m thinking about the million things I have to get done this week..

In today’s society we value business so much that I’m not sure anyone has the ability to be 100% present anymore. Yes, multitasking is great at times and I am thankful for it, but sometimes I just want to be completely in the moment of what is happening now, and I don’t even know how to do that anymore. We learn how to do so many things, that the simplest tasks become hard.

Its like even when you have nothing to do, you have something to do. I can’t even sit and do nothing without thinking about what needs to be cleaned, or the oil change I need to get for my car.

I really do look at it as an art form, the ability to actually be present mentally, physically, & emotionally. I really want to be able to let it all go and focus all of my attention on one thing at a time.

I would much rather give 100% of me to everything going on in my life, than 70% in one area and 50% in another.

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