"The secret of health is not to mourn the past or worry about the future but to live in the present moment wisely." — Zen Proverb
Human beings have such a difficult time just "being." We are always doing . . . worrying about yesterday, then shuddering about tomorrow.
The natural world has a lot to teach about existing in the marvel of moments.
When the brain sends out negative thoughts or someone sets you off about events in the past or future, take time to identify with an animal in nature.
Make time for a walk. Forget about politics, negativity, and even the weather.
Go for a natural immersion.
Appreciate the feeling of breezes on the arms, a whiff of eucalyptus or a scent in your environment.
Listen to birdsong and look up to appreciate the miracle of flight.
Let the shimmer on a hummingbird's wings in sunlight activate a peaceful state of mind.
Observe behaviors that fill each moment.
Enjoy a glorious opportunity to dance, trot, and breathe in, then out.
Once in a rhythm, you will stop the mind chatter.
Let laughter stimulate the stomach muscles to tighten.
The magic of minutes in the present will calm your nerves. Find a friend who will remind you to stay in that focus.