The Incredible Power of Now

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Every morning we wake to a totally new world. We're staring at a blank canvas. It's screaming," I dare you to paint a masterpiece". Daily, we have an opportunity to change the world. To make a difference. To improve our life and the lives of others. Does this sound hokey? OK, so I may have gone a little overboard. But, by focusing on living in the present, we not only become more productive, our decisions are more sound and effective. Life becomes simplified. That's a good thing, right?

I truly understand. We live in a crazy, fast paced world. Rushing here, running there. Jeez, I'm late for work. Did I lock the front door? Where the hell is my iPhone? Scrambling to meet that deadline... worrying about the next project. STOP!!! Let's hit rewind.



Mindfulness - Living in the Moment

The first words out your mouth every morning should be " thank you for this beautiful day".

When that incessant voice in your head is causing indecision and chaos ask this simple question, "What's the best use of my time right now?" What will make me happy, keep me on track and bring peace and meaning to my life. Living in the present forces us to relax and make sensible decisions. It allows us to organize and prioritize our day. We actually enjoy what we're doing.

The next time you're faced with stress or anxiety, step back, take a few deep measured breaths. And, ask yourself that question. Usually calm and sensibility return. I truly believe that we use only a small percentage of our intellectual and physical capabilities.We choose to let our egos rule. And, it gets in the way and alters these powerful tools.

Don't fall into the trap that we have to rush around to be successful. We become too aggressive, and ruin our quality of life. We lose life's natural rhythm. Instead of overpowering these rhythms, listen to what they're telling you. Trust your instincts and not the preconceived notions of what needs to happen. The expression, "Roll with the Flow" was never more evident. Tapping into this energy produces positive results, because that's what's meant to be. Difficult situations become manageable and accomplishments become more gratifying.

By living in the moment, we open ourselves to the unbelievable power of the universe,the power of Now.

Yesterday is history... Learn!!! Then, let go.

The future is tomorrow. Focus on this moment... and grow!!!

~ JW

Following me so far??? Let's continue the journey.

The calming rhythm and power of a waterfall...
The calming rhythm and power of a waterfall...

The Rhythm of Life


Physiology-Our Bodies

Intelligence-Our Minds

Intuition-Our Heart and Soul

Environment-Our World

Spirituality-Our Beliefs


Everything in life has a rhythm, a flow, a beat that orchestrates the universal pulse. Just think about it, not only in the human realm, but even in natures domain. Certain actions create reactions. These reactions move progressively to an outcome. It has a certain logic that gives all things order. This process occurs billions of times every nano-second all over the planet. Its an energy that drives our biological, psychological and botanical processes. Without this positive force there would be utter chaos. In a metaphysical sense, where does it come from, who is its' creator, and how is it maintained? We very rarely consciously think about this force but, if you take a close look all your activities during a normal day, it's there. Everywhere! What guides these principals? As human beings, we possess the intellect to make decisions but,what force drives the rest of our world?

Is there just a natural progression of the way things should be? Or, is there a universal blueprint that was created by a higher intelligence? Still, there is imperfection. Disease, natural disasters, war and starvation.

If you do something that feels unnatural or awkward, your fighting this rhythm and normally something unwanted happens. "Go with the Flow". Be instinctual. Allow your gut, your heart and soul guide your thoughts and actions. Does a bird have to think about flying or a fish about swimming? We are creatures in this world just as they, and our instincts are even more evolved. So, why is it so hard for humans to "let go" and let life come to them. I find myself constantly trying to force something to happen, pushing for a certain result. Of course, this produces stress and anxiety in addition to a less than perfect outcome.


Taking a right onto Good Karma Lane...
Taking a right onto Good Karma Lane...

The next time your feeling stressed, apprehensive or anxious, listen your life force, follow it's rhythm. Be present and realize that if you allow the rhythms to naturally flow, you add value to who you are and what you do.

We need to recognize and embrace these rhythms and respect their potential. Can you imagine a life as simple and uncomplicated as breathing? Life is that simple. It can happen. Just relax and enjoy the beautiful inherent abilities we all have within us. By using the Power of Now to tap into that enormous resource, we'll live a more meaningful, productive and happy life. The world becomes our playground... not our battlefield.

Ciao!!!

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Catherine R 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Very true. By living in the present it is hard to be stressed. I try to do this - sometimes more successfully than other times. Thanks for the reminder!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

The power of now - I wonder why we struggle when all we have to do is flow along! Great hub - I'm off to 'listen to my life force'!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

jai - I love reading this kind of stuff . . for me it is all about the light. And if there is light there has to be dark. As far as egos . .the way I see that is that Everyones' Got One. . and if more people knew where to keep their ego the world would be a better place. . great Hub my friend!


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas Author

Thanks Shari, Staying in the present and feeling what your rhythms are telling you really simplify life. And allow you to be more productive, as well as, less stressed. It's something we all should work on!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

It's a lovely quality to adopt and will certainly reduce stress. I hope to remember this whenever I get worried about things and start to live more - in the moment.

Best Wishes. :)


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas Author

Thanks Lady E. It's difficult in this stressful world we live in today, being present, is a cool breeze on a hot day. I appreciate you stopping by. :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

great opinion about life. And life must go on, my friend. thank you very much.


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas Author

I appreciate your kind words. Hope these insights help make life more enjoyable. Thanks for visiting prasetio30.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Great title, and very good hub. You said it right, about going with the flow. Well done, rated up.


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas Author

Thanks Hypno, This is one of my favorites. Glad you enjoyed it. Ciao!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Jai Warren, I enjoyed reading your hub The Rhythm of Life it is a beautiful expression and inspiring. Thanks and Peace :)


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas Author

Thanks, Katie. If more of us would flow through life the world would be a better place. Definitely more peaceful! Glad you enjoyed it! Ciao...


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Jai...

Definitely so! The time is always here and now! Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is yet to come!

Great hub, man!

Thumbs up! Warmest regards and infinite eternal blessings,

Al


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas Author

Thanks Al, may the the rhythm be with you! :)

I appreciate your kind words.


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Aley Martin 6 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

This is an excellent positive hub. I have seen the importance of detachment and living in the now and have found the power of releasing. This is a great reminder for us all to stay present and keep flowing.


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas Author

Thanks Aley for your kind words. If we could all realize the significance of presence, life would definitely become more fulfilling. :)


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

Superb hub, Jai. The power of now seems like a skill to many. It needs to be mastered and doesn't really come easy hitherto. But once one has gotten around the hang of it, it's almost equivalent to feeling grateful for every second and every minute of being in this world and just living. Hub up.;)


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas Author

It really is a developed skill. But, once presence becomes second nature, your quality of life improves dramatically. My little tip: whenever you feel uncomfortable or stressful, force a smile. The power of smiling is unbelievable, it totally lightens your mood immediately! Thanks, HPW for the compliment and vote up... Ciao.

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