I Am Present


I live mindfully. I slow down and savor each experience. I concentrate on the present moment rather than regretting the past or trying to predict the future. 

I touch base with my body. I scan myself from head to toe to detect any areas of stiffness or tension. I stretch out and adjust my posture until I am at ease. 

I embrace my feelings. By accepting my anger and sadness, I can comfort myself. I create the peace of mind I need to sort out my emotions and take constructive action. 

I face challenges and disappointments head on. I examine the issues that I find unpleasant. I remember that I am in control of my reactions. I reassure myself that these events and conditions are temporary. 

I celebrate my ability to use adversity to my advantage. I become more resilient. 

I pay attention to my surroundings. I relish each bite of my sandwich and each sip of tea. I admire the new sculptures in my local park. I enjoy the warm breeze and sunshine that caress my face. 

I listen closely to others. I connect on a deeper level. I let others know I care about them. My relationships grow stronger. I feel loved and understood. 

Today, I focus my attention on the present moment. I observe my thoughts and feelings without making judgements. My mind is clear and calm. 

Self-Reflection Questions: 

  1. What physical sensations am I experiencing right now?
  2. How does living mindfully reduce my stress levels?
  3. How can meditation and other practices help me to cultivate mindfulness?