What does living in present moment awareness really mean?
Being there for your life. Focused, connected, listening to and paying attention to and communicating with yourself and everything and everyone around you.
Living one moment at a time. Which is the only way we really can.
Not being stuck in the past.
Or worried about the future.
Remember 3 years ago, this moment your living right now is the future you were talking about.
Three years from now this same moment will be the past. Do you still want to be stuck reliving that moment.
So, living in present moment awareness means, living life one moment at a time, in awareness, in a non-striving, non-judgmental, open, non-reactive state. And then letting it go.
For me one of the many benefits of the practice of mindfulness has been non- attachment. What do I mean by that? Being able to fully get that you are you no matter what else happens in and around your life.
So even if you lose your job, you’re still ok, you’re still you. Or if you lose your current home, your still okay, you’re still you. Or if circumstances in your family change, you’re still okay, you’re still you. Same with your health, you’re still okay, you still are you.
In other words, you’re not really defined by any of those things. Because they are not really you. You are still you no matter where you live, no matter what job you have, no matter what is going on with your family, no matter what is happening with your health. You are always you.
And accepting that life is impermanent. Constantly changing. Different from one moment to the next is another benefit from the practice of mindfulness.