Learning to Love Being Present

How can I love to be in the present moment, when there is so much going on in my life?

I had the privilege of addressing this question in the latest issue of Wellness Woman, 40 and Beyond online magazine. Here is my response:


Before you can love to be present, you must first understand the concept of presence. Being present to me is being grounded and rooted in the present moment. You are out of your head, and literally in your “body”. You are rooted enough in who you are and your higher source, that you can let go of the thoughts in your head and completely immerse yourself in this moment. You let go and allow.


When you learn to trust in your higher power, you intuitively understand that you don’t have to control everything, you can let go and allow yourself to “deepen” into the present moment. You can truly love just being there and doing whatever you are doing. You can learn to love that state of calmness and peace.


TrustIn order to love being present, you have to learn to let go of thinking and thoughts.You have to learn to trust in what is happening. Whatever your higher source, whatever essence you pray to, you have to learn to trust. All religions and beliefs have that basic foundation of trust. They have the foundation that it is taken care of. You have been in the mindset that you must act in order for something to happen. Okay, if you are acting then act. But thinking is not acting. If you are letting your mind just wander constantly and constantly, this is not doing. This is thinking, whether it be unconscious or conscious. When you are present, you let go of the stream of thoughts and you just do what you are doing. That is what I am doing now. I am writing this article for you. Letting go of the thoughts of will they understand my concept, will they get it, how will I make my point and so forth. I am typing away and letting go, trusting that the message has been received. That is the process of letting go. Regardless of whether or not I have experienced something similar in the past, I can recreate myself in this moment. I am this moment and not the past. Recreate yourself at any moment.


If you are trying to compare your level of presence to others and find that most of your friends seem to be doing okay in their state, well that is fine for them. Let each person experience life in the manner in which they desire. You on the other hand, if you are finding a bit of discontent with your situation, then you have a choice. You can either subscribe to the “norm” of dealing with situations or you can develop a level of trust and learn to love being in the present moment. Learn to love handing it over to your higher source. In that way, when you hand it over to your higher source, you CAN be present. You can just allow yourself to “sink” into the moment. No worries, no fears.


Learning to love presence will allow you to experience this world in more than just the 5 senses. See that is what happens when you center/ground yourself in the present moment. When you learn to be in the present moment, the world takes on a whole new perspective. The crispness of your thoughts, the clarity in which you understand concepts, the release of worries. It is a very refreshing moment. It feels wonderful. You let go and you allow a new way of being to come into your reality. You let go and allow. Try it.


Now learning to be present is just that, learning. There are many ways to learn the process and I feel meditation, whichever form you choose, is the key to learning presence. I practice and teach qigong and mindfulness and they have helped me tremendously in grounding myself. When I ground myself, I can feel my higher source connection because I am “out of my mind” and “out of my thoughts”. The more I feel that connection, the more I learn to trust. The more I learn to trust, the more opportunities in the day I have to be present and not feel I have to worry about what is going to happen or what has happened in the past.


To read more great articles in this Journey to Self-Love and Self-Care issue, please click here. You will find my article on page 22.

Shawngela Pierce

Written by : Shawngela Pierce

Shawngela is a Law of Attraction and Meditation coach. Her focus is to help people attain true health and wellbeing by using her gift to channel information to guide others. Schedule a session with Shawngela and find out how the power to heal lies within you.

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