Living Each Moment In Joy

eye-of-timeSo often we get caught in the workings of time, and drag ourselves down worrying about past and future.

Of course, so much of the wisdom of yoga teaches us to be in the present moment. When we do, worries and stress melt away, for we realize that everything truly is okay when we just live one breath at a time.

Focusing on one thing at a time, choosing to live mindfully in the moment, can lead to such happiness. (And it can also help you have a much more productive day if that’s what you’re after.)

My friend John Stringer contributes the following offering to this train of thought:

Live Each Moment in Joy

“Most of you think about what is happening and what will happen what has happened
all simultaneously without focus on any given moment for long
what if you chose to do each action with predetermined intention
what if you choose to live each moment with the commitment of being fully present and attentive to that task or objective before you
what if you choose to live each moment with joy
peace and to accept whatever comes with grace and gratitude
what if you choose to express yourself freely and honestly in every interaction
what if you choose to give of yourself without expectation and to help those in need where you are compelled
what if you decided to trust life even in this moment knowing that all is well that there is no harm that can come to you
because you are more than the illusions and conditions society or culture has promulgated
what if you were able to let go of all the blocks in your life all the resistance to what is
all the things that don’t make you feel good and just surrender to what is
in this moment
what would that be like
and so it is”

– Morning stream of consciousness writing from John Stringer