You may be wondering how being in the present moment has anything to do with emotions. The only emotion you are capable of in present time is love. If you’re experiencing anything other than love (or similar emotions), you’re not in present time. You’re either in the past or the future and neither of them exist right now.
I used to spend a lot of time in the past. It was a habit, and I wasn’t even aware I was doing it most of the time. I didn’t know I had identified with things that I had experienced as that was who I was. I can honestly say in many ways I saw myself as a victim. Believing that about myself did not add to my happiness in any way.
When I became conscious of this, I simply made a decision I didn’t want to be a victim anymore. By changing my perception of myself, I could change my experiences in the present moment. To do so, I had to take responsibility for my life.
I made a decision that I wanted to create my life in such a way I’d want to be here now in this body, on this planet. I said a prayer to ask God to help me with this. I worked hard on forgiving my past and some of the people involved, and most of all myself. As I did, I noticed not only was I a lot more present to each, new moment and what was happening for me, I was enjoying my life a whole lot more too. I felt more and more gratitude simply for what is, and gratitude is the basis for creating the next moment and the next to be more fulfilling, joyful and fun.
Of course, some times things happen in life that can throw me off, but the more present I am, the better I can handle life’s challenges. I can more easily move into solutions instead of staying stuck in the complaint. Then, I can get back into gratitude as I see those challenges are all part of my growth, and they don’t throw me off the way they used to…well, until they do, and I have to work at it again. But hey, that’s the beauty of life. We keep growing and healing our perceptions (which are based on the past and what we’ve been taught), and it does get easier.
In this moment, what brings me pleasure is to share with you now. It is my passion and my purpose to share love. And I will always remind you to remember your passion.
Best, Maren Nelson
Minister of Mind/Body Healing
Life Breath Integrations