“Without appreciating the moment now, it is difficult to enjoy the moment then.” #bgdtcoaching.
Appreciating the moment is much about embracing what is occurring around us and, indeed, within us. The wholeness of life can be summed up by appreciating the moment.
Without assurances concerning the future and past experiences already consigned to the history books, we are left with the present to live our existence. That there may be things about now we find difficult to like, let alone appreciate, is natural.
We are used to snap judgements in which our assessment of each item in front of us directs our focus one way or another. Taking a few seconds to pause before making a decision enables you, me and everyone to go about appreciating the moment exactly as it is.
Using our senses and intuition to guide us, we might reach a feeling of aliveness. And as we are usually so busy working on this or that, it could well be a brief encounter with reality keeps our efforts on course as regards our main goals.
Running just for the sake of running, on the other hand, would mean we not only miss out on appreciating the moment, but forget why we are actually running in the first place.
Bringing the post to a close, let me just invite you to share your input on the issue of appreciating the moment by leaving a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, 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.
Performance skills at work (2015), 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).