Question: What is this self-awareness and “being in the moment” stuff that so many speak of?
Answer: To be self-aware is to examine one’s thoughts, one’s feelings and one reactions in the very instant they are happening with the intention of noticing where it’s all taking you or what it’s introducing you to. It’s an experience of magnified alertness.
Question: How does “Living in the moment” fit into this?
Answer: If you examine your life, right here, right now – not intellectually, not conceptually – but from a sense of magnified alertness, you experience the world very differently than when you are living mechanically.
Question: What’s it FEEL like to magnify your alertness to everything unfolding in the very instant it happens, both inside of you and out in the world around you?
Answer: Everything you do, and everyone you meet, and everything you say FEELS like a brand new opening to a vast new world. It FEELS like it is the first time you’ve had that experience in your entire life, even if you’ve had something similar occur dozens, or even hundreds of times before. The moment expands in new ways that put you in a state of profound appreciation. These moments open you to the ecstasy of FEELING fully alive.
Question: What’s “feeling fully alive” FEEL like?
Answer: Your thoughts are sharper, your words are clearer, your responses are cleaner, and your feeling of joy is much stronger.