We all carry worries, troubles and Mojo stealing thoughts throughout our day. Quite often we are focused on what might happen or what's happened in the past and we completely fail to enjoy this exact present moment. Most of us are guilty of this at some point in our day. Have you ever sat there and had your mind hijacked by troubling thoughts of something that might have happened some time ago, and it’s actually stealing the Mojo from the moment right now? Maybe it was something that could happen, could be said, or could eventuate in the future but you worry about it now.
I heard a meditation teacher speak recently of this challenge. He said to think about this very moment that you are in, does what is troubling you or stealing your Mojo from the past or the future affect you right now. Right this minute? I’ve been playing with this technique over the last couple of weeks I find it terribly powerful.
Stop immediately and think, right here right now, is anything I'm thinking about effect me at this moment?
I can't explain why it works but it does. It brings a certain amount of calm, clarity and peacefulness to the exact moment you’re in. There's always a lot written about advice to live in the moment. I’ve been exploring this for the last year on the Mojo Radio Show - of finding tangible tools you can use to be in this moment.
As a parent if you're with your children tonight hug them, feel the hug, close your eyes and think ….right now is there anything that I'm thinking of more important than this hug.
If you meet a friend and you embrace, shake their hand, look them in the eye, just for a second and think ….is anything in the past and the future more important right now than what I am currently doing?
If you have trouble sleeping it's also a wonderful tool to help you get to sleep in that the things from the past or the things in the future cannot in any way impact your falling asleep on the pillow at night. Give it a Try!