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Emotional Benefits of Living in the Moment

Emotional Benefits of Living in the Moment

Sometimes life doesn’t seem to make sense at all, especially when you are surrounded by the darkness of the unknown. Most often, the only sense comes through the healing and growth that you choose to experience.

There is a common thread to each painful life challenge. Each experience offers you the opportunity to see the precious gems hidden beneath the pain, to reconnect with God, and to re-awaken to your soul…the true essence of who you are.

Life’s challenges knock at your door. You cover your ears, so you don’t have to hear the persistent knocking, of cancer, of death, of addiction.

You cover your eyes, so you don’t have to see the pain, the struggle of those you love.

You cover your heart, so you don’t have to feel the agony of life slipping away.

And yet, no matter how hard you try to fight…babies die, cancer breathes one’s last breath, addictions colors life in shades of greys and blacks. No matter how hard you fight to not feel, your walls crash down…and you are seen shaking, stripped down, exposed, naked, vulnerable.

The choice is to run for cover… or stand in your moment.

If you run, you run for what seems an eternity, darting from pain, so it won’t ever, ever touch the wound that was never allowed to heal.

If you stand in your moment, you may begin to hear that still, small voice whisper, “I love you. I’ve never left you.”

If you stand in your moment, you may begin to see others who are also standing in their own vulnerability, and you no longer feel alone…you begin to move toward each, drawn to one another by interconnected heartstrings of compassion…and hope.

If you stand in your moment, you may begin to feel the beat of your own heart…that is beating in unison with the heart of God…and the heart of all of mankind….Continue reading at

Sandy is an inspirational speaker, a spirit medium, and the international bestselling author of What Was God Thinking?!

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12:28PM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

be here now

4:52PM PDT on Sep 15, 2013


10:23PM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

something that helps my mind calm down and helps me (temporarily) be in the moment are Buddhist-type meditation tapes. I especially enjoy an American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron. cheers

1:12PM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Enjoyed reading this for the first time, and the second time. Great wisdom.

5:51PM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

I am still waiting to hear that little voice from within...I've been alone, even in a crowd, for a vey long time. I no longer sit and wait for the voice...I live as well as I can each day; some days better than others. I very seldom go back, unless in a quiet time my mind chooses to take me there - I just have to figure out the lesson to be learned from the visit.

5:00AM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

Very good points. Thank you.

2:53PM PDT on Sep 9, 2013

So true, great article!

2:41PM PDT on Sep 9, 2013

Love life, live life and embrace life. you cannot change the past. Make time for family and friends. Look forward to the future. Deal with here and now. Remember you are special and loved. love and peace to you all.

11:37AM PDT on Sep 9, 2013

Thank you!

10:04AM PDT on Sep 9, 2013


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