As an Inspired Action life coach, I’m constantly working with my big players to get into this moment. In the moment there is nothing to fear. There is no negativity in the present moment. So they always ask, “How do you get into the present moment?” The practice is one of letting go and focusing.
1. Let go of the future.
The future is not real. There is no future coming. The Drunk Monkey obsesses over the future because that’s its job. In order to keep you safe and alive longer it tries to anticipate what is coming. No peace, no love, no fulfillment lives in the future. When The Drunk Monkey is obsessing over it. Just thank the monkey for trying to keep you safe and go to step three.
2. Let go of the past.
The past does not exist. The past is just your opinion. Every time you see life from a new perspective The Drunk Monkey rewrites your past. Contrary to The Drunk Monkey’s opinion, the past is unreliable and not useful. When you notice the monkey obsessing over the past, thank the monkey for worrying and go to step three.
3. Appreciate everything about now.
Focus on the beauty all around you. Notice how interesting people are. Appreciate the smallest details. Marvel at how things work. Take deep breaths and smell the strange, interesting and pleasant smells around you. Judge nothing. Just observe with a childish wonder. Try it today and notice what happens.
Happiness and peace only reside in this moment.