Stop and Smell the Roses by Living in the Moment

by Peter Sacco

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Taking time out to live in the moment is important for our wellness…

I am sure you have heard the expression, “Just stop and smell the roses!” If you haven’t heard that one, then perhaps, “Stop and smell the coffee“?

If you smell the coffee then it might help you to learn to smell the roses for a moment.

Exactly what does smelling the roses mean? It means not only learning to appreciate the moment you are living in, but actually living in that moment!

When you stop to smell the roses or the coffee for that matter, you are turning your senses into a state of high alert. This means that you are “sensing” when you are actively living rather than going with the flow.

When you go with the flow, you are basically living by proxy – letting life happen to you rather than the other way around and making life happen for you. Smelling the roses means living your life with intention!

Too many people endure or exist in their everyday lives. Moreover, many people live for the weekends, you know TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday), or some other monumental moment of significance to happen to them. They are hoping that God, the Universe, or someone shows up in their life and changes things the way they hope they can.

You see, you need to be the change that you want to see in your life and that comes with living life one moment at a time and appreciating those moments for what they are because once they pass you by, they are gone for good!

How many parents have missed out on their children’s lives growing up because they were always too busy with work? How many people neglected their health because they were always going to get around to eating right and exercising? How many people had dreams that they wanted to attain “one day” but never actually set the date for when they wanted that dream to come to fruition, or how they planned on going about attaining and living that dream?

This is because you never stopped to smell the roses.

Sometimes you catch whiffs of the roses or coffee, but are too busy with the other things, you know the more mundane things that life passes you by. What are you willing to do about it now? Ready to stop, smell and catch a big whiff?

The first thing you need to do is to just “live in the moment“! Think about what is really important to you in the present moment and also what you would like to see happen for the short term and the longer term.

The best way to go about this is getting into a place of stillness and removing the clutter from your mind. Meditation CD’s or hypnosis is a great way to just relax the mind and focus on your moment to moment awareness. This helps bring you to a point of clarity – learning about what you really want for yourself and setting goals.

This also helps you to see your goals as achieved and brings you to what you want in your life. In doing this, you set the goals and live life on the terms you choose rather than letting life happen to you and missing out on what is truly important! Hypnosis is a proven method to help people achieve this stillness. If you want to discuss working directly with us on your particular issue to see if we can help and advise you on a next step, then check out our Hypnosis Services or you can contact us here.

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Peter Andrew Sacco Ph.D.
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