I am so in the now. It took four airports and 16 hours of travel, but I am present now. I have been to Norway 25 times, and this is the first time I realized why I love it here so much. In Norway, I live in the present. I savor the juice in every strawberry. I notice the cool, dry air on my face. I feel the softest, greenest grass slide between my toes. I listen to the pigeons and the magpies. I watch as the sun dips behind the mountains (unless it’s cloudy).
What if every day, every moment was like this…if we were immersed in each activity…if we moved from task to task, focusing completely on one while leaving the other behind and letting that one go as we focus totally on the next. As Eckhart Tolle says it best, it’s the Power of Now.
What can we do to enhance our focus on the present and tune out meddlesome distractions?
Meditation is one way. Meditation is associated with a keener sense of focus. If we practice quieting our minds with activities like meditation every day, we are actually training our brains to be more in the now.
So, perhaps it is Norway that elicits my intense focus on every moment…or maybe my years of practicing mindfulness and meditation are paying off. Either way, being present, whether it’s at work or elsewhere, enhances our experience of every moment.Back to Blog