Journey to living in the Now

Journey to living in the Now

The journey to mindfulness involves becoming aware of when we are, in our minds, actually living in the future or in the past. Then to non-judgementally let the thought pass and use our senses or conscious breathing to bring us back to the present.
‘Being here now eliminates unnecessary stress and leads to more happiness in the life you are living right here, right Now. Living in the Now gives us the opportunity to experience life fully, without wasting time on guilt and regrets from the past, or hopes and anxieties about an imaginary future. Living in the present moment is the key to true creativity and effective, focused attention. It brings heightened awareness, contentment, inner harmony and deep peace.
Being in the Now enables us to accept what we cannot change and respond appropriately to situations where change is possible, without being swept away by habitual emotional reactions.’ (Introduction: Living in the Now by Jill Jacques – available on Amazon kindle.)

Have you ever been awed into silence by a beautiful sunset over the sea , or delighted in the antics of a puppy or kitten? You were living in the Now. Wasn’t it awesome to be there?

Be kind and gentle with yourself.


About Jill M Jacques

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have spent most of my life here doing the usual things - marrying, having children and caring for an array of pets ranging from dogs to silkworms and chameleons. I first became interested in philosphy and its practical application in everyday life in my early 20s and spent many years as part of a group that pursued this goal. Drawing on this experience, I have been running "How to live in the Now" programmes for over 10 years. I wrote this book in response to requests from group members for something "simple and practical". I tend to see the funny side of life situations and enjoy writing humorous back pages as well as short stories and some poetry. Some of these have been published. Being here now is what really matters.
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2 Responses to Journey to living in the Now

  1. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    Your words ring true. Our fast paced society wants to live anywhere but NOW. The biggest turning point in my life came when I realized I never inhabited my present moment. What a shift.

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