Take five for a new coffee break story!
The present moments feel satisfyingly full when I appreciate what a gift they truly are!
I’m referring to the mundane tasks, ordinary moments, and non-events that are legitimate parts of my day. Those commonplace aspects are invaluable counterparts that let the occasional extraordinary moments and thrilling activities shine. And they also give relief to my active squirrel brain, ha!
Young children and older adults seem to readily grasp the beauty of average present moments. The former are yet unburdened with the business and busyness of life. And the latter are wise to fewer days stretching ahead than behind; they no longer take any time for granted.
Today’s 2-minute Coffee Break Story celebrates our present moments! If you’re new to these tiny tales, they’re short form reads, 5-minutes or less. You’ll find links to prior #coffeebreakstories below.
For now, refill your cup, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Present Moments Matter
Take time to relish the richness of everyday moments and ordinary days. The absence of noteworthy events creates a soothing space to decompress and Just Be —ahhh!
When we are in between what has happened and what has yet to transpire, our spirits can rest and renew before rising again.
After all, progress is not only about motion. It’s also about processing the wisdom attained along the way. It’s about making peace with our past, delighting in our present, and preparing for our future.
The most important relationship we can nurture is the one with ourselves.
After years of multitasking like a champ, it feels soulfully nourishing to lighten up with this grueling habit. I’m choosing to focus on one thing at a time. Well, I’m trying— it’s hard to break the twitch 😉
But I’m discovering how grounding it is to pay attention only to what’s around me … to immerse myself in the task at hand. Letting my mind wander can unexpectedly reveal some intriguing takes on emotions that have been swirling inside without resolution. That’s the genius of repetitive household tasks: cleaner house, clearer perspective!✨
Truthfully, the more I practice living in the now, the more I feel the sublime fullness of my ordinary days. The steady signaling from my five senses are actually registering more frequently instead of slipping by unnoticed when hustling. It’s meditative to absorb the details of my present moments: the low whirling of ceiling fan blades; the smooth folds of a silken skirt; dogs lightly dozing nearby; the wafting scent from my jasmine vine.
The months and years continue to fly, but I am committed to honoring more present moments daily. It’s truly a powerful practice of gratitude.
And maintaining a mindful cadence with my days also brings peace with what tomorrow will be.
A tenacious whirlwind or a tranquil breeze: I think there’s a time and a place for both, don’t you?
Coffee Story Wrap On Present Moments
We are served selected slices of other people’s stories all day long. It’s easy to get caught up in 24-7 cajoling to constantly be in motion with something exciting, admirable, or new. Sometimes, it makes our own ordinary days feel lacking. I don’t buy into that (any more), nor should you!
Slow down. Breathe. Step mindfully into your day.
Focus on your commonplace present moments and you’ll start to treasure just how invaluable they are.
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Make room for this soulful contemplation of the ordinary by the extraordinary Eckhart Tolle. His calm delivery lowers my blood pressure!
Head here to catch up with the kickoff of Coffee Break Stories.
And thanks for stopping by!
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