Nancy came up to me after my Bodeci workout class Saturday morning and said, “I really appreciated a comment you said this morning. You said, ‘I love being here right now!’”
(Nancy J., my amazing Bodeci workout substitute teacher, performing a reverse crunch.)
I had been performing a particularly grueling exercise and was close to exhaustion. Nancy went on to tell me, “It made me stop my usual strand of self-talk and be present. It made a huge difference in my experience with what was happening at that moment.”
Like me, many of us regularly project away from “the moment” with self-depreciating thoughts or ruminations of past or future experiences.
For the rest of the day, I purposed to “love being here right now” and I felt a sense of peace and fulfillment moving through me. While at a big engagement party later that day, I became aware of an old feeling of anxiety. But I remembered my focus and found myself enjoying moments shared with friends, old and new. Instead of, “I hope so-and-so isn’t offended I haven’t been over to talk to her yet.” or “I probably shouldn’t have worn these shorts” or “shoot, I didn’t finish my Bodeci thought” I slowed down my mind and stayed “in the moment”.
Slow your thoughts. Look where your feet are. That is where you are supposed to be: In “the moment”!
Helen, started with me February 1st