Oprah once said…

Life is full of delightful treasures, if we take a moment to appreciate them.

Life can be so busy that we miss the little things of each and every day – and when you think about it, the present moment is everything. It’s like looking always at the forest and never noticing the individual plants and animals that make up the forest. It’s these details that make life delightful and surprising – even the most mundane day can be made fascinating when you pay attention to what’s happening in the moment!

Oprah calls them ahhh moments and has learnt to create them for herself.

“My 4pm cup of masala chai tea (spicy, hot, with foamed almond milk on top) it’s refreshing and gives me a little lift for the rest of the afternoon.”

Try this to bring your attention to the moment.

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If you want, start with a ritual like Oprah does with her tea or you can jump right into the exercise.

First, if you’re feeling stressed or hurried in any way, start off with the above 8 minute divinely DEEP LifeFlow meditation to get into the most relaxed state of awareness.

Next, listen very intently to what is going on around you and try to pick out as many individual sounds as you can.

Challenge yourself to do this in a relatively quiet area without many distractions. It’s easy to pick out sounds when there are many but takes extra alertness and mental silence to do so when you’re straining to hear the tiniest sound. Anytime a thought threatens to interfere, remind yourself to “listen!”

Why does this exercise matter?

Well it helps you right now, in the present moment, to take your focus away from what happened yesterday and what might happen tomorrow.

In so doing, it relieves the heightened stress that usually accompanies past- and future-thinking.

These moments are powerful and can recharge your mind and body. They will help you to de-stress and reconnect with yourself. It’s amazing what a boost your energy levels will have for the rest of the day after this short practice!

Practicing present moment awareness daily can have a profound effect on your mental and emotional well-being.

Note: this exercise is even more important if you are feeling very busy! Whatever you do, don’t put it off because you’re so busy. You need it desperately because you’re so busy. It will help calm your mind and mentally unplug you from your problems. Try it once or twice a day and you’ll find that throughout your day, you’ll become more attuned to the details and the wonders of each present moment.

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    6 replies to "[How To] Make Every Moment Count!"

    • marion da silva

      I think that it is a good exercise to focus on the small sounds around you. I hear voices, cars moving outside my window, the click of my keyboard,the clicking of my heating, my heartbeat..It is a very good exercise for me as my mind thinks of all things that are fruitless and racing.I have written this idea on a small notepad.
      God bless.

      • Project Meditation

        Thank you so much for your feedback and support Marion.
        Enjoy the exercise!

        Kindest regards from the Project Meditation team 🙂

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    • Rohit Vanjare

      This is really amazing. Just now I tried this exercise only for 2-3 minutes & really feeling charged for rest of my day.
      Thanks for the sharing.

    • Jann

      While I can do this, I am quite hard of hearing and I am limited to bodily noises or fairly loud noises in my immediate area. The noises I hear tend to be the same few ones each time. Are there other senses that could be used instead? I feel like if I “look” at items I can see there would be too much input. I’ve tried smell, but I rarely note more than one or two odors. Any suggestions?

      • Project Meditation

        Hi Jann,
        You can easily practice this same focus on one item at a time if you choose to as opposed to looking at various items. When you’ve chosen an item to focus on, you can then examine the shape of it, the smell (if any) of it, the colour of it, the texture of it. The idea is to note as many observations of that one item as you can find.
        Hope that helps Jann.
        Namaste – the Project Meditation Team 🙂

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