Be In the Now, Be Truly Alive πŸ’


What did the monkey say to the grass? The monkey said nothing, because he was too busy climbing a tree.

Monkeys are notorious for having fun! They are a playful, lighthearted species. Life (literally) has a hard time getting them down.They are always climbing trees, swinging from branch to branch.

The monkey knows that there is no need to rush. He ignores the world for the sake of his own craft (climbing trees). While climbing trees, time feels infinite in the space of the present moment. He is singularly focused on the sound of his breath, the movement of his body, and the tree’s curving path.  

To the monkey, the grass isn’t greener on the other side! It’s perfectly green up in the trees. 

The monkey teaches us that it is always the perfect moment to truly feel how it is to be alive. 

There is always enough time to relax, enjoy, and breathe. The love that has created our current reality is always reaching out for us to take notice of it. It understands that we may be swept away by responsibilities, stress, and fear. Yet, it is always there, shining a light in every moment. The pulsating heart, the breath of life, and the creation of reality are all manifestations of loving life force energy. It opens a beautiful space for us to center ourselves in every present moment we experience.

The energy of now is ever-continuous in its abundant flow throughout the course of our life, because it is a part of life itself!

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6 comments

  1. Sometimes the path of a parent has to be different from the monkey’s. I have found that there isn’t always the time or ability to relax in the moment. But as someone whose thoughts are always in flood mode, mindfulness is something I have to make a very focused effort to achieve. That being fully in the now. So I have learned to practice a lot of grace with myself for loosing the now more than I should- it helps keep me from being discouraged and giving up.

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    • Thank you for sharing, Ariana. You are a beautiful soul. It can be hard to relax and intentionally practice mindfulness when our focus is elsewhere. For me, I use to deal with severe social anxiety, which is why I love practicing mindfulness (i.e. meditation)! During the moments I feel anxious, it’s easier to control my reaction to it when I’m in a state of mindfulness. ❀

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      • I think it is clear from your writing that you are a person who loves and thinks deeply about a great many thingsπŸ’œ. I have really been having to work much harder at my mindfulness game the last few months since I developed POTS, I unearthed my copy of “Full Catastrophe Living” and have been trying to be so much better about the mindfulness in every way I can be. I have to fight a lot of battles and sometimes that can make it hard, but the mindfulness certainly can help a person feel calmer. But I’m still not great at it some days. Social anxiety is a hard thing! I am glad mindfulness has been helpful πŸ’œ

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      • Hi, hi Ariana! ❀ Thank you! It is one of the joys of living inside of one's head, along with quite a bit of overthinking! πŸ˜‰ In that way, I’m not always being mindful as well! That's a beautiful way to stand in love for your mind, body, and soul to face life's battles. I hope mindfulness is helping you feel better on most days. I feel like depth comes from that, which I can see in your writing too! From processing life so deeply in our inner worlds. Haha, mindfulness is one of my favorite coping tools in the world. I think Eckhart's book, Power of Now, is a great depiction of it. πŸ™‚

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      • Hello again Linda😊 I am currently reading his book “A New Earth,” (ok listening to the audiobook actually) but I shall definitely read the one you recommended also! (The ebook was on sale in my Google app so I already picked it up because the wait list for the ebook is 6 months long at my local library). And yes, mindfulness is helping me feel better most days. I used to do a significant amount of overthinking, but one of the blessings or challenges (depending on how you want to think about it, but I am going to choose the more stoic approach and stick with blessing for myself) of becoming Tony’s mom is that I now have so many things coming at me that I have to take care of that I don’t have nearly as much time to think about things, much less overthink them. But then the less optimal side of that is that having so much come at a person can leave them in a constant state of “fight or flight,” which is another thing mindfulness can help with. And boundaries. Sometimes I have to place limits on how much I come in contact with something that I know is going to upset me. Thanks again for the book recommendation πŸ’œ

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      • Hey, “A New Earth” is also by Eckhart Tolle, just like “The Power of Now”! That’s funny synchronicity. I will check it out, I am so passionate about life purpose. Thank you so much. Thanks for sharing that! When we are taking action, we keep our focus occupied and we can’t wander in our thoughts. You seem very busy, I’m glad you are discovering mindfulness to help with self-care! I hope you enjoy the book, it has helped me. I would also recommend the audio over the book if you would like, as Eckhart reads it himself! πŸ™‚

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