By Aubrie Pohl
In a world of pictures of the past and calendars of the future, of planning ahead before we plan today, are we spending enough time to connect to our present self?
At this very moment, there is a self-reflexive awareness within you, able to connect to simply who you are right now.
Your present self allows you to be right where your feet are, and this will undoubtedly enhance your life and your relationships.
Presence helps us be more effective in our jobs, in our abilities to connect with one another, and conditions us to stay focused on the acceptance of whom and where we are in life.
Every individual has a different way of interpreting the world, and your present cognitive structure can greatly influence your mind and its ability to perceive.
Sometimes what’s going on in your head will affect every output of your body!
For example, are you going to have a better work out if you arrive to your training session with dread and monotony, or with enthusiasm and encouragement?
Our human minds keep the perpetual stream of thoughts running amok 24/7… but we have the ability to recognize and differentiate thoughts that are constructive or destructive.
You can THINK about your THOUGHTS!
It is easy to become subject to our feelings, but when we check in and observe the internal world that is within us, our present self is able to discern if our thoughts are helping or hurting us.
At any given moment in time, we have the ability to see reality in the present, as it is, and act accordingly in a way that is prosperous to improving the quality of our life.
Your present self can be the greatest motivator or the greatest inhibitor of your goals, it’s your call.
Allow yourself to keep tuning in to the voice inside your head, and let your present self decide if your patterns of thoughts at that moment are uplifting or self-sabotaging.
Your external behaviors will become reflective of your thoughts and will ultimately impact your life.
See the drastic improvements in your workouts, your relationships, and your self-concept when you remove the gross impurities of your mind in favor of generating a little more happiness and acceptance for who you are right now.
Take the time to focus not on what you have done, or been, or accomplished, but instead acknowledge the beautiful creation of your present self.