Recently I have had a couple of reminders to pay attention to the present moment of life. The reminder to “live in the moment” came from listening to two CDs of speakers from a lecture program I attended at Pepperdine University last spring…Training the Brain for Transformation by Jo Anne Fleming and The Fully Mature Christian by Randy Harris.
I have just returned from a walk to the mailbox at dusk…5 pm, to be exact, and I watched the colors fade in a beautiful sunset. I even turned around in place slowly to take in the entire visible sky so I could focus on the five colored vapor trails. As I returned up my hill I watched two more planes fly over. The fragrance of the fresh air, even the strong aroma from the box of guava fruit recently harvested from our tree, those are experiences not enjoyed when I sit by the computer all day.