A few thoughts on the precious present moment and what it could imply for us bloggers.
Here's a little update on living in the moment. I have been slacking on my meditation practice to a certain degree lately. I realized this when rushing to be in the office this morning for that 8 am call. I noticed how my eyes vaguely touched the red Watkins meditation cushion. It seemed as if the cushion was resting in peace while I was opting for a breakfast out in the city.
At first, I felt guilty. Was I not taking care of myself in the way that I should? Getting introduced to this self-care practice through the London Buddhist Centre something like 2 years or so, I knew of the stable foundation meditation has on me. I bought the cushion so I’d sit and meditate more often but then my priorities had changed.
Instead, I've come to find meditation in simple moments. Maybe this is what they call presence. And I've found that the more present I am, the better. Even when it comes to creating content and posting it. When it's present, it's real. That has been my (social posting) mantra lately.
I have the question in the back of my mind shouting:
“So what's the one thing? The one special moment today?”
That might contradict the teachings of my Buddhist gurus as it would assume there is solely one blissful moment in a day but I see it more as a motivational mechanism.
Keep creating your life.
However, while listening to a podcast this week I once again heard about all that editorial calendar chatter.
“Ha, no. I don’t need this sort of thing. They are not living in the moment,” that was my immediate reaction.
I just couldn’t care less and firmly believed it’s best to create from the presence. I felt like only the presence would offer all these ingredients, colors and fragments I need to create some sort of art form. I want to let my emotions and vibrating energy speak. In a given moment you have access to infinite potential and you don’t need to wait for that sunlight to fall in a 77 degrees angle upon that bookshelf, just so you get the content right.
Suddenly I was standing face to face with my naivety. I had completely missed the feeling that messages and concepts can still be real even though the moment of occurrence sits in the past. If that wouldn’t be the case, I’m not sure how countries would exist otherwise. Yes, something cannot be present but can still be real.
Writers living outside of the moments. Is this a moral dilemma? Do writers give up their own happiness (aka living in the presence) in order to offer others more realizations? In all honesty, I may need to answer this with a yes. So why keep all those past present moments alive? Maybe it is in order to belong, maybe it is a responsibility in order to kiss and tell.
So I’ve changed my mantra. Moving forward, I will use my life, current vibration, and emotional state as a means to tell the story, whereas the story will circle around bigger concepts itself. Yes, I created a content calendar for the blog. I tried it once and it’s not all that restricted. I just hope it will give a little bit more air.
And I will keep my eyes open for those lovely blog posts which just ARE, where the language is just so beautiful because it speaks form a present moment regardless if that occurs right now or not. I will promise to hang out with you in your moment because I really love those (non-Lush-bath-bomb) posts to the core. Maybe I will risk entering a non-existing space of time but then who knows if the Internet exists at all in the first place.
The presence seems to be multi-faced and more so its implications. I mean we all take something from somewhere but I'm interested in that tiny huge bit coming from your soul. That’s what we bloggers are there for, or? Telling stories from the bottom of our souls.