Being In The Moment

I just finished writing an article that I might never publish, on this website or anywhere at that. It wasn’t that bad. It’s just that… I feel like I lack inspiration these past few days. Weeks? Months? I don’t know.

At 2 o’clock in the morning today, I knew I just had to sit down and write this, not thinking if it’s going to come out good or bad. I guess that’s the problem: I think of the outcome more than I enjoy the actual process.

If you’re still in school right now, I know how much you cannot wait to graduate and be an adult. When I was in college, my friends and I would write a checklist, telling ourselves to study hard so we can finally graduate and leave the University. Years later, when we’ve already graduated and have finally became “adults”, I realized that we all were a little too excited during the process that we forgot to enjoy it, to be in the moment.

Time is fleeting. Children these days are in such a hurry to get old. They will not know what I am talking about until they get there, but really, we all need to relax and enjoy the moment of now. I don’t know about you, but time is starting to freak me out nowadays: it’s passing by too quickly. The next thing we know, another Christmas has gone by. Crazy!

My point is: everyone is just in a hurry, everyone is busy! The grown-ups are busy working. Children are busy with school. Babies are busy growing up. Time is too busy passing by. Moments are gone with a blink of an eye. Do you ever wonder how these things are happening?

I am not sure what you’re doing right now (okay, I know you’re reading this, but that’s besides the point), but please find time to be in the moment. If you can’t right now, then make time for it. Enjoy your cup of coffee, don’t just gulp the whole thing. Enjoy your dinner, savor each bite. Be in the moment, be grateful with what you have, find the time to thank God for the little things you may or may not have right now.

Life is such an enigma, we all need to learn to take some serious steps to appreciate it once in a while. As of writing, I have finished a liter of water, I savored every single drop, and now I’ve got to pee (and then finally get some sleep). Toodles!

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