We as people live by time. We are surrounded by the timing of every aspect of our entire lives. So how do we not worry about the future? Or get over the past?
Being not focused on time seems pretty impossible. For me, I constantly think of the future. I get nervous about events that are going to happen in weeks or months. I freak out about things that I should not be even thinking about at the time. I over think everything.
One thing that I have been constantly focusing on in my life is truly taking life one moment at a time. Living for today. Grounding and balance is how I make life worth living.
I have learned to appreciate those little moments in life. That one second that you are laughing or smiling. That one second that you feel alive.
I was scrolling through my phone today and a picture came up that said, “Someday you will miss today.” For some reason this one picture impacted my whole day. It was right. One day when I am hurting, sad or alone, I will miss right now. I will miss this moment writing my blog, sitting with flowers in front of me, and my mom two feet away.
I was laying outside on a towel. My favorite song, ” If I could (El Condor Pasa)” by Simon & Garfunkel was playing in my ears and I decided to look up. There was a hawk flying in circles right above my house. I was staring at it in a trance while this song was hitting my heart. It was peaceful. That moment.
I was in the car with my friend Annie and we were blasting our favorite songs with all of the windows down. We had a bag of tacos with us and we were screaming on the top of our lungs with our hair blowing everywhere. That moment.
Laying in my room with my friend Sara. Laughing at the stupid things we say. Eating jelly beans like we have no tomorrow. Watching hilarious videos we find on social media. That moment.
There are moments in everyday that fly by us without us even realizing. Then one day all we do is wish to be back in just that one second we were safe.
Live in every moment you can. Be thankful of each moment you have. Because that moment will not last forever but moments will happen everyday that you will cherish. El condor pasa.