The Power of Presence

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”

Eckhart Tolle (author of “The Power of Now”)

 

 

On my incredible journey exploring the wonders of Italy, my daily mantra was “Be Present”. Sometimes one of the hardest habits to follow is to live where you are, not in the past and not in the future. Our minds like our lives can be chaotic, pushing us to see the future as a destination instead of realizing the truth that there is no future, there is only now; this very moment.

 

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In Florence, every step I took and every corner I turned was steeped in thousands of years of history in Art, Architecture, and a civilization that will forever live on in my soul as one of those fortunate enough to physically walk in the footsteps of artisans that made their mark centuries ago.

 

Italian art _ Venus

The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli generally thought to have been made in the mid-1480s. Wikipedia

 

My continuing spiritual evolution is to appreciate the Power of Now; breathing in the immense beauty that surrounds me, which in Italy was an incredibly powerful experience. 

 

In the words of Eckhart Tolle:

 

 

 

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