Present Moment is a perpetual daybook that puts the principles
of mindfulness and intuition development into a "daily practice"
format, emphasizing the "power of now" to bring clarity
of mind and heart. The book is a great companion to a journal practice
or it can be used to provide daily inspiration, either day by day,
or in oracle fashion by simply opening the book anywhere.
Today, we're more distracted,
fragmented, pressured, and rushed than ever before. By going so
fast, we lose touch with our bodies and nature, where the wisdom
of our souls residesand as a result, we often make unhealthy
choices that don't support our life purpose, the people in our lives,
or the longevity of the planet.
To survive and grow, we must turn
away from competing versions of truth espoused by external authorities
and turn within to find the quiet center and our own authentic truth,
unaided by media and technology. To do that we must rebuild our
"intuition muscle," and learn to enter the present moment,
the only place we can contact our soul and feel our "home frequency."
Only at our core can we hear "the mind in the heart,"
the voice of appropriateness.
The Present Moment gives
you day-by-day help in cutting through the noise. It guides you
in developing the art of paying attention. By learning to apply
intuition and "skillful perception" every day, you'll
gain reliable access to your wealth of inner wisdom. Through the
habit of feeling the "presence" and purpose in all things,
even in the space around you, you can know the unified field as
a reality, and take responsible action based on your interrelatedness
with the whole.
The Present Moment is filled with information about:
beginner's mind, the stillpoint, centering, finding connection to
life, living a life of inquiry, maintaining focus, going with the
flow, decoding the nonverbal information from your body, entering
the silence, valuing the "feminine mind," and trusting
Each day of the year has an affirmation
and an exercise to practice for the day, accompanied
by an anecdote or story that brings home the message
of the affirmation. Here's a sample:
Notice the first thought of the day, of each new creative endeavor,
and the way
you enter new experiences. Are you fully present? There
are an infinite
number of beginnings every day.
Have you noticed
that the state of mind you're in when you take the first steps of
a journey will somehow be encoded and lived out in the rest of the
journey? That the way a new process begins will be symbolic of its
outcome? If you're preoccupied and start things in a hurry, without
clear intentionality, the results you get are likely to be similarly
haphazard and the process itself fraught with indecision, snags,
sabotages, or reversals. For this reason, I take quiet time to meditate
and write in my journal on New Year's Day and my birthday every
year, and I write out my intentions and visualize the results I
want to accomplish before I leave on every business trip or vacation.
I practice dedicating myself before I see each client, or write
How do you enter into a conversation? Or a new room in a house or
office? How do you respond to incoming opportunities or to meeting
new people? What thoughts are in your mind as you take each first
step? And what was your first thought this morning as you awoke?
Did you immediately start making your "to do" list? Did
you recall your dreams? Did you greet the dawn gratefully or were
you resentful of your alarm clock? Did you smile?
While I was on the East Coast, someone gave me this affirmation:
"The goal is God. I start my day with God by taking my first
thought of God within my own form." This is powerful. So are
the words of St. Patrick's ancient and beautiful prayer. He writes:
"I arise today through the strength of heaven: light of sun,
radiance of moon, splendor of fire, speed of lightning, swiftness
of wind, depth of sea, stability of earth, firmness of rock. . .
I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the trinity,
through belief in the threeness, through confession of the oneness,
of the Creator of Creation."
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