In the moment

You know it’s about those moments; Those times when you are absolutely and without a doubt; content with who you are, what you’re doing and where you need to be.

Everything else melts away and you are here, now, present.

Those moments when everyone else is in slow motion and all you hear is your breath and the quiet spaces in between.

Those moments when all the negativity, the passions the complications, the half truths, and unfinished business of life; are all irrelevant, because they are not that important after all.

The only thing that matters is now. Everything before and after, is a need to remember and a wish to know more.

We long for the past, we wish it turned out differently, lament its absence and struggle to let go. Then we plan for a future; something we know nothing about, we worry about things that haven’t happened yet and set goals for what may happen; and only thing that really matters is our daily participation in our present; that is the only guarantee.

In these moments meditation happens. We let go of our senses we let go of our expectations we let go of our need to survive and just exist. We shed our masks, our personas, our ideas of ourselves and others and connect with nature, connect with ourselves, connect with our breath and actually pay attention, to the NOW.

Those are rare moments, and they shouldn’t be.

Next time you are at that place, take a step back, take a breath and be present.


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Eleana Kouneli

A former dancer, current yoga teacher, writer, curious traveler and wild soul. My fuel and desire is to learn from others and spread healing and joy as I go. Follow my adventures and see where they lead you! All the stories are true, all the poems are real and all the writing is mine. Enjoy

4 thoughts on “In the moment”

  1. I feel the impulse to respond with the aging one-word response of a particular culture and just say, “Word!”

    I’m liking the whole Greek yoga rabbit vibe, though.

    I’ll have to bookmark this for now as I am short on time. But, feel free to check my space out and send an email or comment my way if you find me of interest. 🙂

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  2. Okay, I’ll try to keep this short and only because I just spent my personal NOW energy on someone else focused on faith and sacrificing will to a higher power.

    I think you got me hooked with those glasses of yours, being Greek and mentioning the yoga and rabbit for whatever reason (for me, astrology). [The yoga I get from glazing over your streams of content without a “dumbphone” to scroll.] I will touch on the matter of tattoos–which usually is a “hang-up” for me–by saying yours don’t seem as bothersome as some, though I’ve only seen one fairly clearly enough to know it’s more picturesque than gruesome, frightful or in mourning. And, I am sure you got them in some metaphysical response to directing your energy as you researched seeing fit, like a symbol of support to some higher power without religious connotations, symbols of chi, light, protection or your spirit’s gut direction.

    Moving on to the now. That was a moment ago. Those were my yesterday observations. What am I thinking NOW? 😛

    I am thinking about what I thought yesterday about your NOW philosophy. I’m hearing a bit more of that from other people. Maybe it’s a cresting wave in the sea of philosophy, one more possible path along with “Stay calm and keep moving” and “Hang in there” coming from that little cat on a branch.

    Yesterday, not exactly now though my thoughts haven’t changed, I was going to say that if I gave all my energy to the NOW, I fear I’d be penniless and alone in a dungeon simply because I’ve given into cowardice and a…what’s the word…inbred habit? (family history/trend and enforced discipline) of occupying myself instead of staying in step with the world around me and having some kind of social life that feeds love and friendship to my soul. I’d be the equivalent of the guy in the Bible who buries his talents because he didn’t go out and double them among all those who are not necessarily in the NOW other than some demanding their way be respected or handed to them NOW.

    NOW, you might say I misunderstand what you were trying to say and explain things differently.

    But, I get the healing, meditative power of withdrawing and occupying oneself with hobbies and such…in moderation.


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