How do we cultivate presence in our lives?

Truth be told, cultivating presence is much easier said than done, but you must start somewhere. Start meditating for 5 minutes, 1 to 3 times a day based on how busy you are in your daily schedule. Try to remember yourself and become fully present throughout the day by setting different alarms, such as sticky notes on the refrigerator or the steering wheel of your car. In the beginning it is important to understand that you will have very little control over it. Some days you may find yourself being present more than others, but what really matters is your intent. Do not become frustrated and simply continue to practice.

You can also use self-hypnosis and anchor yourself to words, objects or events that usually throw you out of balance, such as bills, traffic, name of your boss, etc…

Once you take responsibility for your life by being aware and present as much as possible, your relationships with people will flourish and you will be well on your way to a joyful, fulfilling and prosperous life.

The most important thing about being present is that you regain control of your time. What this means is that when you are fully present, you are truly living your life. Otherwise, your life is being lived without your active participation. Is this something you would consciously choose for yourself? We think the answer is obvious.

Start observing other people on a daily basis and you will see that most of them are in a state of deep sleep. You can tell this by their automatic negative emotions and reactions to external events. Once you really begin to see this, you will understand what it means to be a shepherd among sheep. As they say, in a blind kingdom, one-eyed man is king.


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