Episode 123 – Being present: aware of the awareness
“Be aware of the awareness. That you’re in the present moment. And then when you’re there…you’re just being. I challenge you to find it tomorrow morning.”
I’ve always longed to travel and explore breathtaking locations around the world.
Perhaps you know a place I’m talking about.
You’ve probably been to a few yourself.
Places where the you can stand still and smile from the heart knowing there is greatness everywhere. When you’re there you feel it in your body – Whether it be goosebumps, a warmth all over or a similar inner soul soothing.
Can you feel what I’m feeling?!
Picture this, it’s a sunny day, a pleasant breeze touches your skin and all you can hear are the calm ambient sounds of your surroundings – be it the beach, standing on a mountain side looking to the horizon, walking through ancient cultural buildings or even in a rainforest. Time doesn’t exist in these moments. You and place become one as it’s etched into your memory for eternity.
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You’re in the present moment. You’re being.
AND in that moment you smile again, not for the beauty of that place but because you notice one thing… You’re aware of it all like you’re BOTH watching the movie in the cinema and being lead actor/actress in the production.
Somehow you’re the place, you’re you, you’re interaction between you and the place and you’re the great observer! Marvelous! Absolutely marvelous!
The funny thing is though once you travel often enough, you’ll soon realise that presence of mind – that being – can be found in everyday life.
It’s there when you wake up, it’s there on your commute to work, it’s in your work and it’s definitely there when you meet and interact with everyone in your day to day life.
Be aware of the awareness again.
Know that you can be present anytime you want. Then take the leap of faith to interact in the present moment – a new direction awaits.
What are you waiting for?
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.