Gratitude Is in the Present
Every moment is filled with grace.
The present moment is my true self.
Day 6 – Gratitude Is in the Present
“Just be, right now, here; and breathe. Begin to trust the magic of yourself.” ― Nikki Rowe
In today’s meditation, we will discover how gratitude makes the present moment fully alive, awake, and enriched. We will learn how every instant of our life is a unique gift and that when we are awake to this special value of the Now, we step into a state of grace.
So much of our cultural conditioning pulls us out of the present moment, striving for an impossible ideal in the future. Somewhere outside this present time, we hope to have what we currently lack, or look like what we think we should look like, and feel the happiness we don’t feel now. But this assumes that the present is inherently lacking, and the present is all we ever know. Practicing gratitude turns this around so that we find our completeness in the present moment.
Many time I dwell in the past or think of the future, that I totally miss the present. Live in the present, have gratitude for the present. In my meditations today I focused on feeling present, not let my mind wander and leave the here and now. It felt as I slowed down time. I was in the moment.