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 InspireMeToday.com.

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

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Sandy Alemian shares how it's better to stand your ground than run when faced with adversity.


Stanley R.
Stanley R4 years ago

be here now

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago


Donna Ferguson
Donna F4 years ago

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

Jess No Fwd Plz K.
Jessica K4 years ago

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

GGma Sheila D.
Sheila D4 years ago

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.

Heidi R.
Past Member 4 years ago

Very good points. Thank you.

Catriona Macfarlane

So true, great article!

Theresa R.
Theresa R4 years ago

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.

Judy Apelis
Judy A4 years ago

Thank you!

Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago