Being Present: What’s Now

Are you aware of what’s now?

Too often we focus instead on “what’s next?” But life happens first and best in the now.

What’s around you? What are you doing? With who? What do you feel, smell, see, hear and taste?

Sometimes the best way to contemplate these questions is to do less. Slow down and look around.  Notice and take stock.  Clear your mind and let “what’s now” take over.

What’s now eases stress, builds gratitude, and deepens experiences.  It makes life more meaningful and more enjoyable.

What’s now is the good stuff happening all around us.  We need only to allow ourselves to take notice and engage with it.

The video below is called Steward’s Tree.  Stay with it for a few minutes.  Then, with your own eyes as the camera, see what’s now wherever you happen to be.

Look again tomorrow.  And the next day.  And every day.

Video and music by Todd Fulginiti

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22 thoughts on “Being Present: What’s Now

  1. Stunning – thank you so much for the beautiful imagery and music, Todd. I always feel “trees speak” and your lovely post proves it. The snippets of sunshine amidst the movement of leaves and limbs? Lovely. 😊😊😊

    1. And it reminds me of Robert Frost’s “Live life like its the last breath you take for that breath is the whole essence of living, the little things in life are what connects us to all the big things we live for.”

    1. 😊 😊Haha maybe we are! Guess what what my name was going to be before my parents switched to Todd at the last minute….Troy! 🤯 True story!

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