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the present moment

 

Go outside. 
Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. 
Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see.
We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking

and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. 
Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. 
Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. 
And that’s the point. 
Just walk, see, sit down if you like. 
And be. 
Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have,

and realise that that is enough to be happy. 
There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. 
You’d be a fool to miss it.

Charlotte Eriksson

 

 

We  received  so many  signposts throughout our common human history, to point us in the direction of the present moment, but what is it? 

 

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.", says Buddha

 

"Confine yourself to the present.", advises Marcus Aurelius

 

“The past is a fog on our minds. The future? A complete dream. We can’t neither guess the future, neither change the past.” Shams Tabrizi

 

"Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee." Michel de Montaigne

 

"Remember then: there is only one time that is important--Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power." Leo Tolstoy,

 

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this." Henry David Thoreau

 

"Today. It's all there is. The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains constant." Eckhart Tolle

 

'We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.' Thich Nhat Hanh

A  few  questions  come  to  mind:

 

Am I present?

 

If not, what is interfering?

 

Why do I find it so challenging to be here, now?

 

Am I missing anything?

 

How do I uncover what is needed?

 

Can the present moment be defined? 

 

Can it be experienced?

 

 

We find these questions so fundamental to our happiness and to living a full existence that we decided to go on an adventure to try getting closer to the truth together.

 

 

Will you join us?

 

 

one minute to remember 'there is only NOW' and restore a state of coherence

'when the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.' Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

As simple as 1 - 2 - 3

 

  1. Focus on your heart.
  2. Allow yourself to breathe in and out of your heart space
  3. Deeply feel gratitude and appreciation for something or someone in your life or remember a time when you felt really good!

 

For adults:

 

"The Quick Coherence® Technique for Adults Easily create a state of coherence in about 60 seconds by releasing stress and stopping draining emotions such as frustration, irritation, anxiety and anger. When you are in a coherent state, your thoughts and emotions are balanced and you experience ease and inner harmony."

HeartMath Institute

 

For ages 12-18

 

"The Quick Coherence Technique® for Ages 12-18

When the brain and heart are out of sync, our nervous system signals are chaotic and we tend to get frustrated, anxious or angry more easily. It’s like driving a car with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake."

HeartMath Institute

 

 

Forever is composed of nows.

 

Emily Dickinson

 

three-minutes practice to return to the present moment: the pause

 

If you are curious about our UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND COURSES,

 

 

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The first thing you discover is

a kind of emptiness,

a silence,

a presence which doesn't seem to have content to it,

like looking up at a limitless sky. 



 

That boundary-less place

inside you

is your own consciousness,

your awareness. 



 

When you relax into it,

you realize that it's also full -

it is everything. 



 

You realize this presence is

what you really are: Love.


 

Arjuna Ardagh

 

 

 

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.

T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding

 

 

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