The Buddhist’s call it mindfulness. This is a fancy word for paying attention. You can’t pay attention if you aren’t present. So paying attention begins with being in the moment, being present right here, right now. This means you aren’t telling yourself a story about what is going on, you are simply being present to and noticing what is going on. This means you also aren’t working on your response to what’s going on, or thinking about what’s next, or wondering how it’s going to work out.
Pay attention and you will notice old feelings, limited thoughts, assumptions and projections that are running your experience. This attending to the moment and seeing it for what it is illuminates all the nonsense that is going on inside you. This gives you that precious opportunity to focus yourself on spiritual reality. You will be amazed to see all the ways you are supported by Spirit, loved by Life, and lifted into a greater Reality. As it says in Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett’s song “If you are not in awe, you aren’t paying attention!”