Tuesday With Michael: Making This Year the Best Year Yet Secret # 9 – Be Here Now


Be Here Now! 3 words that seem simple and logical, right?

Unfortunately, most people, including myself, have difficulty staying in the same place (and time) mentally as they are physically.

“Be here now” is a reminder to stay focused on the task at hand. Do your best not to worry about the future. Although it is necessary to think about it, predict it and even plan for it, this should be done at a specified time during your week and not during time you have scheduled to focus on another task.

The same is true for the past. We need to think about it, analyze it and learn from it but we must do our very best to not live in it.

The future will always be uncertain. The past cannot be changed. Try as we might, we cannot control anything outside of ourselves in the present moment.  

Worrying about anything else only takes the focus off of what really matters most – TODAY!

“Be here now” is a good reminder for all of us as we seek balance between our personal and professional lives.

We are living in a time where working from home is becoming the norm rather than the exception. You need to set strict boundaries between work time and personal time.

Being in the present moment is about being fully present, listening with empathy, allowing our minds to settle and clear and bringing an increased focus on the actual moment we are experiencing.

When we give someone the gift of being here now, of being in the present moment with them, we can positively transform our relationships with them, the world and with all of creation.

Dag Hammarskjold said, “The present moment is significant, not as the bridge between past and future, but by reason of its contents which can fill our emptiness and become ours if we are capable of receiving them.”

Our life is lived out one moment at a time, so it is critical to develop the habit of living in the present moment with an upward view of our bigger future.