Sunday 23 March 2008

Living In The Present

Today all I did was cook, clean, tidy and look after the children. Usually I do this in a panic and thinking about what I could be doing instead. But today I just did these things and enjoyed them. I think that’s called “living in the present”. I suspect I need to stay in this frame of mind more often if I am to find peace and true satisfaction with what I have. I do not mean to find myself in a position where I have been so anxious about creating the best or ideal future that I have missed the most beautiful moments of my children of growing up.


  1. Anonymous31 May, 2008

    I've been trying to find Islamic text on the subject of living in the present. The NOW, I think prayer as form of meditation helps. Where you are not thinking but just being, where your mind is still and conscious. Not reflecting on the past nor projecting to the future but totally submerged and conscious in the present with your whole being, with every cell in your body.

    These are the moments where everything looks new, when you look at someone or something and it's almost like you're seeing them for the first time without judgment.

    If you can forward me to some text I'd be most grateful.



  2. I am looking for the same thing. My thesis is that this is a common theme in all the great spiritual traditions. My email is if you find something.