Consider PART ONE of “How Do You Be In The Moment?” from Liz Milani | @thepracticeco
“How do you be in the moment?
How do you show up?
How do YOU show up?
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said:
“The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments. In a religious experience, for example, it is not a thing that imposes itself on [humanity] but a spiritual presence. What is retained in the soul is the moment of insight rather than the place where the act came to pass. A moment of insight is a fortune, transporting us beyond the confines of measured time.”
The reason for all the rituals and the stories and the building of faith communities and pathways and observances, the reason for therapy and help and expression and truth-telling is to get us, you and me, together and individually,
To face sacred moments,
To show up to our lives.
You don’t need to achieve, climb, be good, have a certain family tree, a certain level of non-trauma; you don’t have to have things figured out, or be uncomplicated, or to look and sound a certain way to find God.
God is nowhere other than here and available and present.
So how do you be in the moment and show up to your life?
It’s different for everyone even though the destination is the same: sacred and present.
That’s why spirituality is filled with practices… you get to figure it out as you go. [Tomorrow we’ll share] a few ideas to get you started…
Mindful Prompt: ‘If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present… gratefully.’ Maya Angelou.”