Right where you are.
Cold in your tracks.
And take a look around.
Go ahead and do it right now. Look up from your computer, or your phone, or your tablet, or whatever and. just. stop.
Take a deep breath.
Yesssss… there ya go
Now you’re right here with me in the present moment actually BEING present. Feels pretty fucking awesome, doesn’t it?! I used to endlessly struggle with the whole “being present” thing… I mean, like I legit couldn’t even comprehend what it meant. And sometimes? I still fall off the rails and find myself overthinking and overanalyzing life in general, especially when GOOD things are happening (crazy I know). BUT today it’s a whole lot easier for me to shut my crazy maker of an ego mind up, and get back to the moment at hand.
All it takes is a niiiiice deeeeep breaaaaath to snap me right back here into this very moment in time (and let’s just say that my friends and clients throwing my own words of wisdom back in my face doesn’t hurt either, ha!), the only moment in time that truly exists, since the past is over and the future hasn’t arrived yet.
Your breath is your life force. It flows in and out of you effortlessly… in fact, oh so effortlessly that even as your conscious mind sleeps at night, your breath continues to flow in and out of you without skipping a single beat of your heart, and it is hands down the quickest, easiest, most efficient way to put yourself in check and be. here. now.
And once you actually manage to get that cute ass of yours into the present moment? You will realize that you’re fiiiiine. In fact, EVERYTHING is fine, and exactly as it is meant to be. And no matter what is going on around you, or how any given situation that’s challenging you might turn out…
Either way, you’re okay ♥
When you can become still in the moment and realize that you are right where you belong… you’re breathing… you’re alive… and you are in fact, OKAY… you can finally allow a very important feeling to wash over you…
I know, I know, I knooooow…
I can hear you thinking, “But I’m NOT satisfied AT ALL!!!”
(Yeah, I am just a touch psychic, ya know!)
And trust me, I TOTALLY get it, because I do the same thing alllll the time… really, I do.
But here’s the thing, if you can’t learn to become satisfied with where you are and what you’ve got right here and right now, you’ll NEVER truly be satisfied. Period.
All of the things your little heart desires will elude you time and time again, because you’ve never allowed yourself to ENJOY THE PROCESS… it’s all about the JOURNEY, baby!!!
It’s the feeling of SATISFACTION that will call in more things to be SATISFIED about (like attracts like, remember?!), and that’s just the way it is, my friend. This isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy either… this whole “thoughts become things” manifestation process (and the Universal Laws that govern it) is unyielding, and if you don’t learn how to play by the rules?
Welp, you can’t even get in the game… nope, the Powers That Be won’t even let you on the field.
It is what it is, so you might as well just take my word for it, get yourself present, CHOOSE to be satisfied with where you are (even if it isn’t exactly where you wish to be at the moment), and learn to except and allow, so that ALL of your heart’s truest desires have an open pathway to literally FLY into your life at the speed of light (honestly, sometimes so fast that they might knock you right off your feet)!
In becoming satisfied with exactly where you are, and owning what you’ve thus far created in your life (because I can assure you that you did, very much indeed, create every little bit of it… the good, the bad, and the ugly), you will magnetically draw to you sooooo many MORE things to be satisfied about! Things that will light you up and make you glow from the inside out. Things that will literally fall into your lap like magic, because magic really, really, reeeeeally IS real. You’ll bring in all of the things that you’ve always thought about having, loving, playing with in this beautiful game called Life, because you’ve gotten out of your head and into the present moment, which is the only time and place that truly exists! A place where you can hear the whispers of your heart, jump into its massive waves and ride the current straight to the life you’ve always desired!
And while you’re surfing those waves? Do yourself a favor… don’t forget to enjoy the ride It’s not so much about the destination, but all about the journey, after all.
Please know that if you need help in getting present and raising your vibration to the level of “love or above” to truly embrace life and all it has to offer you, I’m always right here for you, and my 28-day challenge, Love Your Body, Love Your Life, may be just what you need. Just click here to take a look for yourself.
Joy Perugini is an Writer, Speaker, Runner, Dancer, Yogini and Health & Happiness Coach, but above all else, she is an Entrepreneur. She finds her passion in helping others live their DREAM LIVES in their DREAM BODIES. Her twenty-four years of diverse experience in the health and fitness industry include establishments throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a concentration in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, provides a strong knowledge-base to her work. Joy started as a student athletic trainer at Eastern College in Pennsylvania and interned at a physical therapy center treating sports related injuries. During a two-year residency on Maui, Hawaii, Joy served as the Lead Fitness Trainer at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, rated the #1 Resort Spa in the World by Conde Nast Magazine. Joy’s tenure there increased her knowledge of the spa industry and importance of customer care. Joy was born and raised in West Hartford, CT and returned there as an in-home personal trainer, helping many clients achieve their wellness goals. She later managed a health and fitness center for a major international corporation based in Hartford, CT. Feeding her entrepreneurial spirit, Joy opened a boutique group exercise and personal training studio located in Plainville, CT, in June 2006. The studio offered customized training to individuals of all fitness levels and abilities, and housed a distinctively friendly atmosphere in an industry known to intimidate many. While still running the day to day activities at the studio, in 2014 Joy decided to expand her reach and spread her love of life, fitness, health and wellness far and wide by forming her web-based company, JoyFit Nation, LLC. Today, Joy spreads insight, motivation and inspiration by sharing her message online and in person via her signature programs, retreats, workshops and private mentoring, looking to provide "fitspiration for a happy nation" and quite possibly the world.