How can you be present, today?

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Weekly Question: How can you be present…?

Weekly Intention: Acceptance

Be present…


“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

This week’s question is “How can you be present, today?”

So, let’s start by defining ‘being present…’

being present
/ˈbēiNG ˈprezənt/
phrasal verb

1. To be here, now.

Let’s continue by defining ‘acceptance…’


1. The act or process of accepting.

Ex: She accepted everything, by simply observing it, without commentary.

Be present and enjoy!

How can you be present, today?

  • Meditate!
    Start your day with a mediation 🙂
    *See below for a link to ‘Meditations…’
  • Let go of every thought, as if it were attached to a balloon,
    floating up into the sky.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner!
  • Do a yoga class…
  • Go outside…and just stand there!
  • Stop what you’re doing and look around!
    See this blog post: How…can you enjoy this moment? – “The Yoga Book” – Weekly Intention: Fulfilled
  • Walk backwards! Do something cooky, whatever!
  • Take a deep breath…

Read this Article:
“10 Best Practices for Being Present”
Click here: 10 Best Practices…

Read this Article:
“How to be present” by Deepak Chopra
Click here: How to be present

Read this Series of Articles:
“Being Present” – The Huffington Post
Click here: Being Present

Ask yourself…how can I be present, today?
Then live from the question and see what unfolds…

*As long as you’re not hurtin’ yourself or anyone else… 🙂

Weekly Notes

Mercury’s in retrograde!

Staying present this week has probably been difficult…

It’s out of retrograde tomorrow. 6/18/2014

Hang in there!

If you think about the present moment as THE MOMENT, the spark, the life force, the everything…then it will make sense to focus completely on whatever you’re doing, right NOW. So, make a decision, commit, and focus…

The next moment isn’t guaranteed.

If you’re still having trouble, set a deliciously difficult goal, then force yourself to complete it. Then, if you complete it, you’ll probably notice that it was only possible because you decided to be present!

Other Notes

Accept your thoughts, today.

It’s o.k.

You’re mind wants to help you, even if it’s a nuisance.

Create a plan, to quiet the mind...

See this post:

Today’s Class
Free Yoga Classes!
Click here: Yoga Classes


Play… The Happy & Successful Game!


If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success! If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

Recommended Meditations:
Click here: Meditations

Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos:
Click here: Archive

Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!

Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the intention this week! The purpose of focusing on an intention, or question is to practice it, so it can be called upon always and forever.

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value. Also, while examining the intention and answering the question, make sure you’re not hurting yourself or anyone else.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes 🙂

The Yoga Book

“The idea for The Yoga Book came to me in a yoga class! I saw it clearly in my mind and I needed somewhere to write it down. Also, I had recently met with a Indian medical doctor, who had said “Different styles of yoga effect people differently, so it is important to know which ‘style of yoga’ is right for you.” So, I decided to create a book, where people could journal about their experiences in a yoga class, write about the different postures – how they felt, get inspired, and write about their insights… Sometimes I would come to class with a problem, any problem, and leave with a solution! And when I did, I’d write it down somewhere, so I decided to create The Yoga Book.” 

– Creator of The Yoga Book



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