September 21, 2013


The other morning I was driving to work and just got this overwhelming feeling of comfort.  My body just seemed to relax, my mind cleared, and nothing mattered but that moment. I have honestly never felt that way before...never actually lived in the "present moment".  I wasn't worried about anything, I didn't feel stressed, and felt more than ready to conquer the day.  

Why this moment came about...I really have no idea; but it was a feeling that felt so good. Normally I am stressed, worried, and anxious about something.  It is an exhausting way to live...and I know that, but it doesn't make living the "stress free, worry free, anxiety free" lifestyle any easier.  

In that moment this past week I caught myself watching the sun rise as I drove to work.  It's been a while since I have seen the sun rise. When I was teaching and commuting about 50 minutes every day, I loved that moment in the morning.  It was just me, my coffee, and my radio rolling down the highway watching the beautiful sunrise.  

I don't wake up to see it anymore and I forgot how much I miss those mornings of my life.  I have always loved mornings and find the early morning hours comfortable. I perform better, I am happier, and living in the present moment is so much easier when there are only just a few others experiencing it with you.  I think it is time to seek those moments again. Have you ever had an overwhelming moment of peace?  Do you truly live in the present moment?