I love the lazy days of Summer. The slower pace always gives me time to step back and re-evaluate the past, so that I can better plan for the future. However, it seems that everything I'm drawn to reading these days talks about the importance of living in the moment.
You'd think after living in a small town for over a decade, I'd be much better at it.When I first moved to St. Francisville from Manhattan, it seemed that when I was literally "running" errands around town; people would constantly comment on how "busy" I must be. Now that I've come to enjoy my visits to the post office and hardware store, I'm proud to say I'm no longer one of the "busy people". When my city friends come to visit, one of the first things they comment on is how friendly everyone is. It's like being in a boat on a river. Everyone smiles and waves, whether they know each other or not. I don't ever recall seeing anyone else in a hurry here in St. Francisville.
I'm so fortunate; I sometimes have to pinch myself. I live in this idyllic, beautiful little town with friendly, incredibly accepting folks and get to meet all kinds of other interesting people via the internet. In my last two newsletters, I talked about a synchronistic lifestyle where life is like a living treasure map. The more I talk about it and focus on it, the more serendipitous life becomes.
Recently, I was contacted by the editor of Authentic Living Magazine who was looking for stories about people who were living "authentic lives". I immediately replied that the entire town of St. Francisville was full of authentic people! According to the magazine's website, authentic living is all about living a joyful life--one you love. This exciting new magazine debuts this January and will offer concrete techniques on how to live your fullest essence. Although it's a national magazine, you'll see how some of St. Francisville's folks really live. They will be taking subscriptions this Fall. You can find out more about the magazine by visiting their website:
I've read countless articles and books in
my quest to learn how to live in the moment. I'm still far from
being an expert, but I can save you some time by sharing my condensed
version.To be in the moment, is to be fully present,
fully aware. The now includes not just the chair you sit in,
and the room you are in, but also everything that is happening
in your life. As we sit in the moment, we are not leaking our
energy into the past or the future. Our energy is fully contained
in the moment. When you are living in the now, you are like a
magnet, magically attracting all of the appropriate things to
P.P.S. Have you visited our website lately? There are quite a few new changes: