What exactly do I mean by that? It means to live where your feet are planted. Your feet are not in the past and the future has not yet arrived, so don’t obsess over something that may or may not come to fruition.
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to FL to visit family. I was blessed to spend one day at the beach (and despite my best efforts to NOT get a sunburn, the sunscreen I used did not comply!). As I sat at my favorite dog beach, Canova Beach Park in Brevard County, I did something I don’t usually do.
I did absolutely nothing.
Yes, I actually sat there, watched the dogs running with their owners (or a few who did not see the rules of remaining leashed while on the beach!). I inhaled the beautiful salt air as I watched the rolling waves. I listened to the sound of the birds, the crashing of the ocean and the occasional bark from a four-legged fluff ball. Eventually I took out my sketchbook and created some lovable new characters, all of whom will be making an appearance in this blog. But aside from a few photos I snapped of my surroundings and shared on Facebook, I was focused on living as a human BEING. Just BEING in the moment.
So as we begin a new week, focus on taking each and every moment and just be present in that moment. Live in that moment. This may require you to extricate your head from your social media addiction or your addiction to the digital life. You may find it uncomfortable. You may feel “out of touch” with the world. But if you take this advice and truly put it into action, you will find an inner peace and calmness that comes from slowing down and living where your feet are planted.