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Right Here and Now

This may not sound like a typical blog post from me. Maybe that's a good thing.

I wanted to share with you an experience I had this afternoon. I was feeling pretty carefree, it's a beautiful hot summer day, and I had the music pumped up in the car as I drove to an appointment. As I was singing at the top of my lungs (probably looking totally ridiculous... and not caring), and suddenly I got the chills. Why? Because the song playing totally spoke to living in the present moment. The song? Van Halen- Right Now.

 
Right now, c'mon,it's everything. 
Right now, catch a magic moment. 
Do it right here and now...It means everything.

-Van Halen

Some times when I talk about mindfulness it's hard to capture the true meaning of it without sounding all "therapy like." But mindfulness is so much more. Its about being here, RIGHT NOW. Not reliving the past, not thinking ahead to the future. So often we are not truly present, not experiencing what is actually going on. Maybe we are thinking what we are going to make for dinner, or what we could have said differently in a meeting. All the while, missing what is going on right in front of us. 

My message today is to stop! Take a look around you. What is happening right here, right now. Play the song...Play it LOUD. Don't let this moment slip away.