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    Living In The Moment

    So February has flurried in – quite literally! With snow flurries all
    over Ibiza the first week of February… And it even settling in
    places! Whilst it may not be time to get your snowboard and salopettes
    out quite yet, it does show us that life is full of surprises!

    Whilst modern life conditions us to plan for the future, the fact of the
    matter is that the only constant is change. Living in the moment (or
    Mindfulness as it is known in Buddhist philosophy) encourages us to live
    on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally. This doesn’t
    mean spending hours contemplating your navel, it simply means becoming
    more aware of what you are doing: simply feeling more, thinking less.

    We live in a society that suffers from ‘time poverty’ so ‘hurry
    sickness’ is rife. We fantasise about going on holiday and what we are
    going to do when we get there. And when we go on holiday, we worry about
    work and what we’re not doing there. We dwell on past mistakes and worry
    about problems of the future. Non-judgmental awareness offers an
    assortment of benefits including stress reduction, boosting the immune
    function, reduction of chronic pain, lowering blood pressure and
    reduction of the risk of heart disease, even helping patients to cope
    with cancer. Mindfulness may even slow the progression of HIV.

    People who live ‘Mindfully’ are happier, more confident, and can
    empathise better. They are also more accepting – of themselves and
    others. They have better relationships, cope better with negativity and
    have less bad habits. Mindfulness is the core of Buddhism, Taoism, Yoga
    and many Native-American traditions.

    Simply put, if you’re not in the moment, then you’re not there to know
    that you’re not there. It takes practice to awaken to the present
    moment. And intention. Give it a try… if not, you will never know the
    happiness of a moment until it becomes a memory. Enjoy every moment.

    Wishing you a great February and Essential Health and Happiness
    Emma PranaSol