Being Present

It means with your whole mind, body and soul you are there. You are conscious of everything around you; good or bad. Every decision you make; positive or negative is processed with vivid thinking and with an analytical mind

No matter how much we try to ignore certain feelings that disturbs our conscious being; no matter how we try to suppress our emotions, or ignore certain behaviors and actions; no matter how our surroundings may look undesirable to us we are there and present.

But if we rise with confidence, boldness, determination and focus after we have fallen or got disappointed about life situations; we can turn the situation around. I mean Being Present does not mean physically being there; it means with your whole (mind, body and soul) you enter into that space and own it . Present and fully aware of things and reactions

It means you do not wait for things to happen but you make things happen. Desirable or undesirable you take charge. You own up that space of change and be forceful in impacting for the course.

I have learned this for a very long time that: Being present means you are not a coward. It means owning up and being responsible enough for making any impact, change or transformation in things you believe in. We all go through things in life but the most regrettable thing to happen to a human is being absent to self.

Taking no charge and responsibility to oneself is a regrettable factor that affects human beings. We are created to occupy space, to take dominion over things and to effect. To take charge in every form! We can only do that when we are fully present.

Life was never meant to be a smooth sailing. Nothing even in the beginning of creation was easy; there has always been challenges for us as humans because we are not perfect. Right there in the garden of Eden. But how we make it through this journey of life is to allow ourselves to be there and face it!

Fear of being there in many times is the cause of breakdowns, disruption of a human life, disorganized life journeys and many others. We fear to fail. We are quick to want to be in the future and miss the present. Unfortunately the future cannot happen without the present. It’s a circle

Be in the present and enjoy the future

Fix your past to engage your present

Wait for the future with boldness and confidence

Because the present set the tone

Published by mashikoane

A realist, always fond of things that are real and matters. The lover of writing and a staunch reader, growing up with a burning passion of writing. I always have a pen a pad with me, life is a story that I never want to miss writing about. It always fascinates me when we are categorized as introverts and extroverts because that on its own is the reason behind every personality. I grew up being referred to as an “introvert” and I later understood the personality behind it: quite, reserved, peaceful, creative mind & thinking; antisocial and very analytical. Being in that space I always knew that as a writer or reader you cannot do that in a noisy or busy place; you need a quite and peaceful environment. It is interesting how I found myself being able to fit all that I love doing in this space that I find myself loving because I fit so perfectly (besides the stereotypes, it is the truth): they all fit, my list is endless but what I know for sure is that “I am born an artist” I am married to my loving and supportive husband for 23 years, Collen and we are blessed with four children; three adult boys; all grown ups and the youngest teen daughter who is still with us and in high school. I am University graduate with a B.A degree in Social Science (majored in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology), graduated with MBA in Sports in 2011. Worked for more 13 years until 2009 when we began our diplomatic life as a family. What I am grateful for is that there is always a bigger plan and things happen for a reason. Although mostly often, we do not have answers; all that matters is that we share those experiences and life lessons to inspire and lift others up. This is my passion and I am thrilled by challenges; good or bad and my mind likes solving mysteries that I believe are real; sometimes hidden and not spoken about. My favorite authors Danielle Steel and Agatha Christie always challenges my thinking and approach in life. I began reading their books from 14 years and I am still their fan reader. They share their stories in writing and as someone who likes sharing, I quickly connected with them My life is all about the real world: family, marriage, relationships, health, children, parenting, spirituality, cooking, leisure, travel, reading, writing, engaging, connecting, encouraging......I love sharing Sharing is golden

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