“Older than yesterday, younger than tomorrow. ‘This is it‘, said the present to today”. Unknown author.
As much as we may wish otherwise, and regardless of how much we attempt to fight against reality, this is it in terms of life at present. Yes, it is a pretty dramatic statement, but then so is the alternative to life.
Living 100% right now is a way of bringing all our experiences – good and bad – to this present moment for the sake of being fully alive right now. We might find ourselves, as a result of past decisions, indecision or specific choice, where we don’t wish to be.
However, to get anywhere else we need to connect with now, understanding this is it and make changes in this instance in order to move forward. Hiding our head in the sand, hoping things will just change by themselves is also an option. Yet if we are truthful, how many times has it been a valid one for us in the past?
Accepting this is it is the starting point for any development we wish to engage in. Moving from here to there is only possible when we are clear about this present moment. By experiencing it as opposed to grasping onto it we acknowledge the moment.
“This is it” we can say as it moves across our consciousness. And what we do right now will undoubtedly impact on the next moment and those after that.
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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).