The power of the present moment is what ultimately makes or breaks people’s hopes and dreams. I know it may sound a bit overdramatic, but these individual moments compound into an entire lifetime! Learning to master and wield the power of now gives one the ability to overcome any obstacle they set their mind to.
The art of being present starts with a strong awareness of one’s current thoughts and how they have a direct impact on the emotions they experience. People often experience a wide range of emotions and have virtually no clue what causes them. These emotions have the power to consume our being and ultimately cause us to lose control over our actions.
Once we lose control over our ability to make rational decisions, we leave the door open for endless amounts of suffering to take place. Acting against our best judgments will lead to a loss of faith in our ability to manifest our destiny. Once faith is lost, it becomes a domino effect of negative thoughtsthat wreak havoc on our minds and lives.
Developing a strong awareness around one’s thought patterns is a process that takes time and much patience. Being able to detach from our thoughts is the only way to gain control over them. Detachment is the key to being able to evaluate the true impact of the thoughts that we have.
Once we learn to detach from our thoughts, we can be fully present in our everyday activities. Being able to maintain this awareness of detachment will build up our mental strength and give us the ability to live each and every day to the fullest.
Detachment Exercise: Theatre of the Mind
Find a quiet space and sit in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and bring your attention to your breath, focusing on deep inhalation and exhalation through the nose. In your mind, imagine that you are sitting on a chair with a large screen in front of you. On this screen, visualize your thoughts flowing onto the screen as you watch them from the chair.
This guided imagery exercise will help to train the mind and show us that our thoughts are not a part of who we are.How we respond to these thoughts and act on them is what defines who we are as people.
Practice this technique 10 minutes a day to help to learn the art of detachment and mastery of the present moment!
Founder of SoulPhysio Lifestyle, LLC
ACE-Certified Health Coach