“Alive to the moment is a way for us to embrace the present.” #bgdtcoaching.
Being alive to the moment, with fierce courage, a connection to the present and authenticity as our guides, is a way of calling forth our potential to be our best. On the contrary, when we are trudging through the day, deep in our daydreams and operating on autopilot, it is unlikely we can truly say we are alive to the moment.
Two extremes perhaps, yet so often life seems to be a case of ‘all or nothing’. Then again, maybe it is our thinking that produces this limited perspective of how our existence really is.
Being alive to the moment might be a case of being open to whatever is occurring around us right now. Or possibly not. Alive to the moment, we could decide to step back and reassess our journey to where we are and evaluate to what extent the result is in alignment with our initial objective.
Clarifying choices is itself a valid exercise at any time, but one particularly so when we are alive to the moment. With our attention focused and our presence centred on the now, we add perception and intuition to our assessment. So yes, being alive to the moment is a way for us to embrace the present.
As ever the thoughts set out here are just ideas offered for reflection. Please feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this Alive to the moment post.
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.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), 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).