Mindfulness Wordplay: Forgetting the Present

As I rushed out the door to deliver a gift to my friend, I thought about the funny coincidence that the word in Hebrew for noise is ra’ash and one of the main reasons that I rush is due to the noise in my head.

Then I went back into my house to get the present (I had forgotten it due to said rushing) and I told my husband “I forgot the present.” That too was a pun because I was so caught up in the noise of my mind that I had forgotten to live in the moment. I had forgotten the present moment, which led me to forget the gift.

And really isn’t the gift not only the physical item I was giving my friend, but also the gift of life itself—at every moment!

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