The awareness that has shifted my life the most is my ability to feel present in what I am doing in each moment.
I have had a lot of experience, like all of us, yet knowing that I am here right now, this second, is the key to my finding joy and a sense of peace. It is not always the easiest road and I remind myself daily that being present is a state of fluidity and motion… there is no stasis.
In this way I remember that a state of peace is always alive inside of me. I breathe and connect to my body in a way that enables me to find “me” at a deep level.
It used to be that I was in a constant state of worry. I lived fearing I would miss something or get my life wrong.
What I love about being in my late forties, being single and being aware is that I no longer live thinking about what has happened in the past or worrying about what may or may not happen in the future. I savor being alive in this moment.
I have even learned to embrace my challenges as my gifts and guides. Life is not always easy yet I know that with my challenges come my most exquisite lessons. I realize now that in life energy always shifts and peace is always my natural state of being…. Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Mariel is an actress, a spokesperson for Spiritual Cinema Circle, health, well-being, and the environment, and the author of Mariel’s Kitchen.