Another thought on Engaging the Present Moment…

December 6, 2011

View from my home at 8am

While shovelling snow from my drive this morning I spent some time pondering what Engaging in the Present Moment was meaning for me at this moment.  And this was still what was on my mind as I read an article later on the “Top Five Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware, and its story is similar to the book “Final Gifts”.

Much of the article concerns the themes living in the moment… about spontaneity, love & relationships…

But as regrets at the end of life.

We were made to live, not merely exist; we were made for relationship, not separation; for love, not loneliness.  And to live, relate and love in the moment not to put it off ‘until’… but now.

The final sentence sums it up well…

“Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.”

I love being in snow… and this morning it was even more special.  The thought , and action, that at that moment I could consciously choose to hear and listen to God, to practice being in His presence filled the time with joy for me.

And I hope that today will be a time for you to engage in the present moment in Him. To know life to it fullest.


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