I want to make a GIF (if that's not copyright infringement) of Eddie Murphy's character coming out of his apartment and exclaiming "GOOD MORNING Queens!!!" (It was then followed by someone yelling "Fu** You!!!" asking him to be quiet.) Here was an African prince in awe of the slums! Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler and other righteous … Continue reading Living in the Moment Showcased in “Coming to America” Movie
Eckhart Tolle wrote a great book by this name. Thinking about the importance of staying in the moment. Often I anticipate the future and get anxious. But the truth is, when we arrive at that moment, things will be different than our projection of it. Because we bring our whole selves into it and that … Continue reading Power of Now
I heard someone on the radio ask recently, "Why in 2021 do we still wait 20 minutes for our oven to warm up?!" My response was, "Cmon!— We need something to remind us to slow down. I mean I don’t like waiting but then again the present is where reality is. It’s how we access … Continue reading When Things Take Time
This afternoon, spending time with my toddler daughter in nature, I started humming to myself. I made up a tune inspired by the greenery and flowers that surrounded me in the beautiful spring weather. I felt so present, so peaceful. And I thought about how these magical moments that I come upon feel like Shabbat: … Continue reading The Sabbath: A National Day of Mindfulness
I started reading a book called Serenity by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. He uses the word to represent inner peace and living in the moment. I've tried to live in the present—let go of the past, stop mind-racing toward the future. I've attempted this on and off for more than a decade. Maybe this time will … Continue reading Serenity and Consicous Living
“It’s snooowing! I want to see snow!” A young girl exiting the clinic room exclaimed excitedly as she skipped toward the window. Kids have this way of being totally present and in awe of what they see. As an adult, snow means having to clean off one’s car, or having a longer, more frustrating commute. … Continue reading TBT: It’s Snooowing!
While young children have a lot to learn when it comes to self-regulation, delaying gratification, and how to use a toilet, there are things that they teach us. These include, but are not limited to: -Curiosity -Joy -Living in the present moment As I related in my previous post, the challenge of setting aside our … Continue reading Children: Masters of Living in the Moment