Living Life in the Now

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Happy Monday wonderful readers!! With the hustle and bustle of Easter weekend, it wasn’t easy for me to stay present. How have you been holding up with living in the now?

Do you ever find yourself saying things like:

“I can’t wait for the weekend”
“I can’t wait for my vacation”
“I can’t wait for the holidays”
“I can’t wait…insert any slew of options here”

I’ve realized anytime that I say the words “I can’t wait…“, that I am no longer present. You can’t possibly be living in the now if you’re always waiting for the next moment to happen.

So this weekend was super busy and I found myself getting a bad migraine and then next thing I know I was can’t waiting the weekend away! Have you ever fell victim of a similar circumstance?

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Up until now, I never realized I was wishing my life away and that I wasn’t experiencing the true happiness that each moment presents itself. Right now decide to be happy. Decide to be present so that every moment is one that you look forward to.

This makes me think of the movie Click with Adam Sandler (spoiler alert)…

If you’ve seen the movie, you know he basically can’t wait to get to every next stage in his life, that he goes his whole life on cruise control never really experiencing any joy or happiness. He misses out on every milestone and happy moment and then his life is over.

When you aren’t present and living in the now you are essentially using the remote control of your life to stay on autopilot. You’re life is passing by and you aren’t really experiencing the joy it truly brings.

Just like in the movie, Adam Sandlars character gets a second chance at life to live without the remote. This is YOUR second chance. Right NOW. Choose to take it.

Be present. Watch your life be overwhelmed with joy!

Until next time, make magical moments! Xoxo 🙂

“When the Student is Ready, the Teacher will Appear”

4.16.14 Teacher will AppearI may have mentioned my ” inspiring quotes board” to you in the past; it started out with the intention of being a vision board but soon was instead covered by positive, law of attraction quotes that brought me cheer and has been that way for 5 years now.

One of the quotes I still have pinned up on this 3′ x 4′ cork board of mine is, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  This quote has special significance for me.  While laying in bed one night a few years ago, letting my eyes dart where ever they may on the board that hung on the wall next to my bed, reading the quotes by the light of my bedside lamp, I came to this particular quote, which I had read numerous times before, but found it to suddenly have a completely new meaning to me.

I’ll never forget it because reading this quote that time actually made me stop in my tracks and perked my head up, physically and mentally.

While I had always interpreted myself as the student waiting for guidance from someone who would have something to teach me along my life path, this time when I read the quote I realized I was both the student AND the teacher.

As seen on Quote Pixel...

As seen on Quote Pixel…

I have always loved school and I enjoy being a student learning from those who have information to share with me, but at that time in my life, I was trying to figure out what I was going to “do with myself,” what career I would pursue, and it was a big decision that was stressing me out.

Reading, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” that night, I felt I was given a sign of Magicality that I should become a teacher, that I WAS a teacher.  I interpreted the quote to mean that when I was ready, the teacher in me would appear to me; I would recognize the teaching profession to be the profession I was meant to enter.

Just thinking about this now gives me chills–it was such an epiphany-type of moment that I will never forget the feelings and thoughts it evoked in me…and still does.

A couple days ago was the first time I have substituted in over a year and it was wonderful. Though there have been many times I have questioned the decision to become a teacher, and been resistant to pursuing a teaching job even with my teacher certification completed, whenever I am working in a school, all those feelings of love and energy fill me up and express to me that I am where I am supposed to be, I should accept it and have faith that it will be better than I hope it will be.

We’ll see where this all takes me–I am still open to the signs of Magicality as they enter my path and open to the information that the “teachers” I meet in my life have to share with me–but for now, I feel more confident and excited about pursuing a full time teaching position.

I am curious to hear what your interpretation was of this quote when you first read it.  Does it mean something different to you?

Here’s to being ready when the right teachers appear in our lives!

You Are Not Your Ego

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As discussed last week, I am still focusing on being more present in my life and hope you have begun to do the same.

I love to watch Super Soul Sunday on Oprah’s OWN network.  For the past several Sundays I’ve been watching the mini series A New Earth with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle.  It’s been really eye opening and I look forward to it every week.

I recently came across this post on Facebook:


This short film clip really made me see the ego in a whole new perspective. The ego, whom lives inside us all, does not define who we truly are. Recognizing this will be so profound for you.  Any time you begin to speak or act out of anger, anxiety or fear, recognize that this is not you—It is your ego and you are not your ego.

As seen on Modern Immortal

As seen on Modern Immortal

In the words of my husband:

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You truly are not your ego. Your ego exists in the past and in the future and that’s when you allow it to have hold over you.  Learn to be present and watch the ego dip away.

Next week I will delve more into the power of the ego and ways to silence that inner voice that causes you to be anxious, nervous, afraid, etc.

Until next time, have magical moments!

Xoxo 🙂