The Present Moment

We live in a bubble.

Our day consists of waking up, eating, going to work, coming back home, going to bed, and doing it all over the next day. When we live in a constant cycle which is the majority of humans, it can become difficult to see outside of ourselves.

We get consumed with the daily minutia that fills our lives and have very little concern for what else is going on around us.

Living in America, it’s very easy to fall into this trap with such a huge emphasis put on work, monetary success, and material things.

Unfortunately, when we’re stuck in our daily cycle, we don’t have the chance to see what’s going on outside. We often miss the present moment and what the rest of the world is up to.

Living consciously is a principle that we value at Hands For Life. It allows us to be in the moment more, and enjoy life. Not just become a slave to the process.

When we serve the impoverished communities, our focus is with them, not with our daily tasks and duties. When we get out of our bubble and into the present moment, our lives take on a different meaning.

No matter our situation, we still have the opportunity to be in the present moment where there is no worry, fear, or frustration. It simply just is.

As the holidays approach, there will be plenty of time to spend with loved ones and family. If we spend our time worrying about the future or past, that time will be wasted. On the contrary, if we stay in the present and refuse to jump into fear and anxiety, we will enjoy life more.

Living in the present moment isn’t always possible; it’s also not easy.

However, the more we’re conscious of our situation and what’s going on around us, the better opportunities we will have to be present and happy.

Take the days allotted for vacation over the holiday break and practice tapping into the present moment. I promise this will be a worthwhile task for you.

From all of us at Hands For Life, we wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Holidays!

Stay healthy friends.

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