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Present Tense

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It is incredibly hard for me to remain present. I am constantly tempted by distractions, worrying about the future, trying to balance attention to all the many pieces of me–a woman, mother, sister, daughter, colleague, friend, and more. I desperately want to be in the moment and am constantly disappointed as my mind wanders to other places.

I have found there are two times when I am able to remain fully present. I am able to be blissfully in the moment when I am surrounded by natural beauty, like in a vast desert, swimming in the ocean, or standing on a mountaintop. And, I am excruciatingly in the moment when I am doing something really challenging–like playing an intense game of cards with my kids or following a complicated new recipe.

I have decided many times in the last few years that I was going to work on my mindfulness. I want to show my gratitude for all that I have to be thankful for by really focusing on being in the here and now. And, I want to feel the........

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