Staying Present in ALL Life's Moments, by Suzy Newman

”Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly”. –Tolstoy-

This is a very interesting thought.  At one point in my life, I would have believed it to be the truth.  Of course those of us on a similar spiritual path to mine, know “happiness, love, and being loved” are not a static state of being.  These are places to which we practice returning to frequently.  The challenge is:  How do we stay present with all the moments we are in?

I have found that if I also “seize” the “folly”, that is, be as present as I can in any given moment, even the difficult and uncomfortable ones, my life as a whole is richer than I could have imagined.

I am frequently struck that no matter who speaks a truth…when we hear it or read it, it touches us to the depths of our souls.

Suzy Newman

Integrative Counselor & Director of the School of Healing Arts

(615) 714-0773

suzynewman@theestuary.org