“If you miss the here, you are likely also to miss the there.” Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Regardless of where we are, what we are thinking and even how we are feeling, we are here and there is nothing to do but live this instance fully.
Life deserves our maximum attention. Giving anything less than our all, running here and there without being anywhere, undermines past generations who toiled to make today what it is for us to live.
Time may be unlimited in the grand scheme of the universe, yet let’s remember our portion of this limitless resource is itself not endless. Living life to the full – be it here or there, quietly or loudly – is a choice we have. Our decision concerning this question will impact on us immediately.
Life is a big project. Yet as we move through it, our capacity to be present expands as we connect with each moment with mindfulness rather than with a mind pushed and pulled here and there. And the result of being present right here, right now, will be felt by us and maybe also by those following us.
Thanks for being here today. To join the conversation regarding ‘here and there‘, please feel free to leave a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).