If you are on Facebook, then you have probably seen all the videos with folks pouring buckets of ice water over their heads in order to raise awareness of the disease called ALS. It's a terrible disease and people need to not only be aware of it, but also make a donation if they can. My son participated in this challenge today, and it got me thinking about being in the present moment.
How you ask? Well as I was filming my son, I could see the look of anticipation on his face. He was waiting for the ice to be thrown over his head, and he knew it was going to be cold. He was looking into the future with anticipation and a little fear of how cold he was going to be. He might have even been thinking about how warm he was, thereby thinking of the past. But when my daughter threw that bucket of ice water over his head, my son was fully in the present moment. His body and mind were totally focused on the experience of ice cold water running down his body.
It is in these moments of total presence where we can find peace, our truth and maybe even our inner Awesome. It was a joy for me to watch my son fully experience himself. I was fully there with him. It was only until I went and showered that I began to ponder this thing called being "present". It is impossible to always be in the moment. But taking time each day to breathe and just be goes a long way to help us ultimately be healthier and happier. If you feel brave, have a loved one dump a bucket of ice water over your head. I guarantee you will be in the moment!! Until next time...
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.