In this Moment- what do you see?

Have you ever noticed that sometimes we can look at something without really seeing it. We are lost in thought focusing on the struggles of our day and our life simply passes us by.  Part of being in the moment means that we are present to the events that are happening around us. We are here.

This week, my blogs will be focusing on how we can tune into our moments by using our senses. The first of these is our sense of sight

As you read this you are looking at words on a computer screen.

How long have you been looking at the computer: 5 minutes, 1 hour or 5 hours.

How much of this time have you absorbed what has been written?

Do you notice yourself getting lost in the surfing without any real attention to what is in front of you?

Have you ever been reading a book and get to the end of the page and wonder what you just read?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you are not alone and you are not in the moment.

Have you ever thought of how much of your day you are not really here.  You are remembering the past, fretting about the future or angry and upset about your life now. Let’s take a couple of moments and start to notice what we can see around us.  Look up from the computer. What do you see?  Is there a window?  Can you see outside?  If not, do you have art work on the walls or any momentos that remind you of positive times in your life (family photos, artifacts from trips etc.)?  The purpose of looking at these things is to draw your attention away from your thoughts and bring your attention to your present surroundings.  When you look at the photo or scene outside, take a deep breath and “drink in the scene”. By this I mean, really see what you are looking at, be in the room, notice what is happening around  you.  This need not take long.  By spending the time noticing the details of your surroundings, you become present and in the moment.

When you walk outside, notice the buds coming out on the trees, the crocuses peeking out of the ground, the cherry blossoms that are so beautiful and fragrant at this time of year.  Notice the beauty around you.  Take a deep breath in for the count of 5,  pause,  then breathesunset out for the count of 5. Be curious about what you notice as you do this exercise.  Please comment and let us know what you noticed.

In this moment:

Notice what you see around you

Notice what you hear around you

Notice how you feel

The first step in changing anything we want to change is developing awareness about our behavior.  Be curious, and enjoy the moment.  Blog with you later this week.

Gerrianne

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