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This Perfect Moment

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What are you doing right now, at this precise moment in time?

You’re reading this, of course, but are you fully engaged?

A perfect moment on a clock in York

Time won’t stand still, but you can

We hear so much about Mindfulness these days, but being truly present – being ‘in the moment’ – can feel impossible.

There are so many other things to think about, after all – we chew over last week’s mistakes and difficult situations and we anticipate the challenges of the future. We live in a chaotic world, things happen in our lives that we can’t control – and the memory stays with us, sometimes forever.

The external world of distracting messages and time-consuming media doesn’t help either.

But taking small moments for ourselves can be hugely beneficial (that’s why we hear so much about Mindfulness!). And it’s not as difficult as it seems – have a go:

Pause for a moment and acknowledge the perfection of the moment – without judging your surroundings or yourself. Even if you desire change in your circumstances, know that this desire is also perfect. Be comfortable with it.

This is what Aristotle meant when he said, “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.”

Perfect moments aren’t just for perfect lives; there’s time for everyone and everything.