Personal Resonsibility

Finding Moments of Peace in the Present Moment

You do indeed have a past, but not now! And, yes, you have a future, but not now! You can consume your now with thoughts of ‘then’ and ‘maybe,’ but that will keep you from the inner peace you could experience.

Wayne Dyer

I can remember when I first began my journey to connect with my inner self. It was then that I became exhausted by struggling against the moment of “what is”. Upset things weren’t going my way. Upset with other people. Upset with my lack of self-control. Upset with my lack of progress. When I got sick of being upset, I surrendered to being “Just Teri”. I surrendered to the now, and then, I felt it. It was comfort. It was effortless. It was peace. It was glorious and I wanted more of it. A whole lot more!

Being present, I realized there was nothing wrong with my life, with me. Not in that moment.

Moments where I practice being here, “now”, are moments so incredible, so calm, so… perfect. In fact, they’re so wonderful that I connect to the deepest gratitude for the gift of my life and promise to do my best to live my best day, each day, whatever that may be.

Now, realistically, life ebbs and flows with time and energy, responsibilities, complications, and our health. So, some days are better than others. Perhaps more present, more productive, more peaceful. The key has been for me to not judge myself or become frustrated, which can still be a challenge. I’m learning that regardless of the “better or worse than” days, if I remember to relax and surrender to the now, I find peace, and it’s not found in the perfection of life, it’s found in my gratitude for being part of life.

Do whatever works for you but, please, find your moments of peace. Find it in silence, find it in meditation, find it in nature, find it in your faith. ❤

Keep it Simple,

Just Teri

15 thoughts on “Finding Moments of Peace in the Present Moment”

  1. Such a lovely post! Finding gratitude not for perfection but for being part of life. I love that wisdom and your honest acknowledgement of the process and how we still have bad days despite the striving to be better. Living in the present is really the key to peace, and to appreciating the gift it truly is. 💛🌟

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  2. Nice post. After finding moments of peace in the present moment the next step would be to realise that anything that we ‘do’ to find peace actually disturbs the peace we already are. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. ☺️

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    1. So wise❣️

      I agree. It is a reconnecting to what is already within us. Sadly sometimes we have to peel back the layers of distractions that have been built up in our lives. ❤️🤗

      Appreciate your comment❣️

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  3. So True. Great quote. And you share your experience beautiful.

    It is boring being constantly upset. I went through hell. Then I would write in my journal the pain. I would then write gratitude and affirmations. I would repeat my affirmation 21 lines, 3 times. Then one day I just could not write the pain, I just wanted to affirm. Sure the pain was there. But being positive and turning it around was the more natural way of being.

    A beautiful share as always Teri. I love how you said fed up of being upset and you just want to be Teri. Just Teri. Fabulous

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    1. Your story is beautiful Bella❣️

      And it’s a familiar story, one most of us share at one point in our life or another. And I love how you put it…”I wrote about the pain until one day you couldn’t write another word of it.”

      Replaced it with positive affirmations. So inspiring Bella❣️🤗

      Thanks, I’m humbled by your support ❤️🤗

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  4. 💜 Yes, EveryOne; the “Past” is Lessons Learned along with Warm, Pleasant, Spine Tingling Mellow Memories, the “Present” is a Gift to be Treasured, the “Future” is a Buffet, a Smörgåsbord of Opportunities to be Considered in The Context of Vibrational Frequencies that Match

    …💛💚💙…

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