Be present in the moment by Richie Dayo Johnson

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard

We lose the power of the moment because we’re so rarely present in it. We’re reliving the past or speculating about the future. Constantly oscillating and prevaricating between what we desire the most and what we are afraid of.

The good news is that 80% of what we are afraid of will not and might not happen. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” Martin Luther King Jr.

We erroneously believe that tomorrow is the day when we’ll be more capable, more wealthy, more fit and more loving, more caring, more productive….Meanwhile, we’re just putting in time, dreaming of better things but not making any concrete move to realise them.

When I find myself thinking of a glorious future I bring my awareness into the moment and savour it without judgment. If we can treasure each moment, our lives will be rich, no matter what else we are yet to accomplish.

“If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, ‘there goes another day of my life, never to return,’ you will become time conscious.”

— A. B. Zu Tavern

The more you complain about what you don’t have, the less time you’ll have to enjoy the things you already have.

My best wishes always,

RDJ

 

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Richie Dayo Johnson is a thought-leader and experiential specialist and consultant on communication and human behaviour.

He works with aspiring leaders, high net worth individuals and multinational organisations in Europe and Africa.



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7 comments to “Be present in the moment by Richie Dayo Johnson”

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  1. Stanley Tseke - June 19, 2017 at 6:52 pm Reply

    Thank you RDJ for this inspiring article. I look forward to reading your next post ????

  2. Pastor Dele Oyedele - June 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm Reply

    Thanks Richie Dee, for reaching out. Quite insightful words. I discovered when I was very young that Life is in moments. We live in moments. The best moment we have is now. So, we should live it well.
    Regards. Dele Oyedele.

  3. Pastor Dele Oyedele - June 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Thanks Richie Dee for reaching out. Quite insightful words. I discovered when I was very young that life is in moments. We live in moments. The best moment we have is now. So, make the best of the moment.
    Regards. Dele.

  4. Olukayode Alayande - June 19, 2017 at 9:15 pm Reply

    Quite instructive. Thank you sir.

  5. Kemi Fola-Adeyemo - June 20, 2017 at 3:38 am Reply

    Your take is always very sound. Thanks alot sir!

  6. Olaibi Abiola - June 20, 2017 at 9:49 am Reply

    Just the right dose to start my day, thank you sir.

  7. Mark Isaac - June 22, 2017 at 2:43 am Reply

    “There goes another day of my life” has got to be the most regret filled statement of all time. Great post.

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