55 Rules For Love – Rule #13 – Live In The Moment – Be Present

Live In The Moment – Be Present

There are many spiritual leaders and mindfulness teachers who have written a variety of books on the benefits of living life in the present moment. Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Louise Hay to name a few….

Living life in the present moment while married, as in all aspects of life, brings so much inner peace and happiness. Being present means I am inwardly open to intuitively see and hear what is happening in the now. I connect with my husband in the now. I am not directed by past troubles or future worries. I do not react to any moment with the lens of the past or the future. I do not react at all. Period. I act. I am proactive with lenses that are clearly focused in the now.

My heart is at peace, and filled with love.

Peaceful Calm

It is not easy to be mindful, to just be in any moment. Yet, there is a peaceful calm of security and love within it.

If you are not a regular practitioner of mindfulness or have very few fears and insecurities, in my experience, it takes some mileage together as a couple to comfortably just be with each other in your marriage or partnership, however you label your relationship with your significant other.

Fears, insecurities (more fear!), self-doubt (fear again!), etc… all the usual growing pains of a committed relationship take time to nurture away.

My husband and I are in year five together. While I believe a marriage should never stop growing and changing to evolve with the passing years…this year together has cemented the foundation of our commitment and love for each other. From here we grow up. ❤ I’m suddenly thinking of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Michael and I are in year five of our marriage – there are five tiers to this pyramid. It seems to fit….

Anyway, I’ve digressed from the topic of living in the present moment. However, I will comment that it is far more challenging to live in the present moment when one is living in a state of fear.

Life of Peaceful Calm – Living in the Present Moment

Peaceful calm is the life my husband and I truly want. But life isn’t easy. Life throws upper cuts and stomach punches. Sometimes on a daily basis. Taking a moment to ground, breathe, and become in the now…and be present for one another from our hearts is such a sophisticated gift to our marriage and each other….

Can’t say I’m always there, but I try!

Yoda..I know you say, “Do or do not. There is no try” but hey I’m no Jedi Master!!

Not yet!! 😉

S, ❤

About me: Stephanie Wells

I’m a Reiki Master Teacher of Usui Shiki Ryoho – the Usui System of Natural Healing. I was attuned in Levels I, II & IIIA in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. During a 6 week stay in Mararikulam North, Kerala, India I was reattuned in Levels I, II, & IIIA as well as acquiring my Level IIIB Master Teacher attunement.

Reiki Picture - 2018 - Doha, Qatar

55 Rules For Love:

55 Rules For Love – Rule #1 – When It Arrives, Cherish It

55 Rules For Love – Rule #2 – Whatever You Accept, You Will Get

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 3 – Understand That Love Is A Mirror – It Will Show Us Who We Are If We Allow It To

55 Rules For Love – Rule #4 – Only We Can Make Ourselves Happy, It Is Not The Other Person’s Responsibility

55 Rules For Love – Rule #5 – Don’t Say Words With The Intent To Hurt

55 Rules For Love – Rule #6 – Accept And Forgive Easily

55 Rules For Love – Rule #7 – Don’t Be Scared To Disagree, It Is Healthy

55 Rules For Love – Rule #8 – Never Be Too Busy For Each Other

55 Rules For Love – Rule #9 – Do Not Punish

55 Rules For Love – Rule #10 – Accept Honest Criticism, It Is Good For Us

55 Rules For Love – Rule #11 – Admit When You Are Wrong, Quickly

55 Rules For Love – Rule #12 – Support Each Other When The Going Gets Tough

55 Rules For Love – Rule #13 – Live In The Moment – Be Present

55 Rules For Love – Rule #14 – Leave The Past Where It Belongs

55 Rules For Love – Rule #15 – Leave Drama Out Of It

55 Rules For Love – Rule #16 – Don’t Try To Control

55 Rules For Love – Rule #17 – Allow A Small Amount of Jealousy

55 Rules For Love – Rule #18 – Don’t Use Comparisons

55 Rules For Love – Rule #19 – Celebrate Differences

55 Rules For Love – Rule #20 – Communicate Openly and Honestly

55 Rules For Love – Rule #21 – Listen Very Carefully

55 Rules For Love – Rule #22 – Don’t Judge

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 23 – Don’t Manipulate To Get Results

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 24 – Learn and Grow

55 Rules For Love – Rule #25 – Don’t Try To Change Each Other

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Margie says:

    Wonderful post Stephanie and so enlightened.
    You and Michael are a beautiful couple
    ♡♡♡

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    1. Michael and I are on our journey…. thank you Margie!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Safe journey home!!!!!

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      1. Margie says:

        Thank you, Stephanie.
        We traveled six hours today and now at our destination for the night.
        A beautiful campground in New Mexico.
        We are going to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants soon.
        I am all dolled up and my hubby just said, ” you look so nice.”
        Sweet guy he is!
        Oh, I will be reading the chapter of Michaels book when I get home and send you pics when we download them.
        We will be home on Monday pm.
        Have a wonderful weekend ❤ ❤ ❤

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      2. I can’t wait to see your pictures!! I hope reading Michael’s book isn’t too painful for you. ❤ ❤ ❤ Safe journey home!

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  2. Ullas says:

    Wonderful….. Will visit again to see and read

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for reading my blog and intend to visit again!! 🙂 Have a joyful day!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      1. Ullas says:

        You are welcome to my website as well

        http://www.maskedwonders.com

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Wonderful!! Thank you!! I will check your site out for sure!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Ullas says:

        Thank you very much dear. Hence we keep the traffic smooth…. Hahahh

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