Friday, June 10, 2011

Do something Friday

Are you a split second away from a life lesson?

How would you know?  How would you know if one was staring you in the face?  Unless you're living in the moment, it's likely you would miss it.  Bummer.

Everyday, in a thousand little ways, we are a split second away from a life lesson -- some little bit of information or insight that could change our whole world.  Or maybe it's just a small lesson -- a puddle in the street that causes you to step unexpectedly in another direction and into a friend you haven't seen for years.

But if your not living in the moment?  You won't see the lesson because you won't be there when it presents itself.  And your world will be less vibrant because of it.

Mindful eating is a way of practicing living in the moment. And the ways it can enrich your life go so far beyond your waistline, I can't even begin to express it.  The satisfaction of being mindful comes not from losing weight or what pant size you can get yourself into (although that does provide satisfaction).  The greater satisfaction comes from realizing that you are living your life everyday.  You are making choices and empowering yourself to take action.  Not be a victim.  Not putting off living until you are the size someone else told you you should be. 

The satisfaction comes from experiencing breaths and bites, smells, as well as, tastes.  The sight of a loved one smiling even more than the sight of your meal.  And experiencing all of that while it's happening -- so you don't have to look back and wish you could live that moment over again -- because you lived it fully while it happened.

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