One of the people I admire the most is Dr. Wayne Dyer, and it’s moments of confusion and that sense of “lost” that I find myself turning to him for direction. Dr. Dyer had an ability to constantly be connected and in tune with the present moment…something I think a lot of us, me especially, could really work on.

Lately, I’ve experienced those “lost” and “confused” moments quite a bit and I’ve really been trying to re-center and re-discover my true direction…so, per usual…I turned to Dr. Dyer.

On my walk back from lunch I was listening a conversation that Dr. Dyer was having with a caller from London and she asked how he was able to stay so connected to the present moment, and it was Dr. Dyer’s purely simplistic response that really struck me. He said his ability to be connected to the present moment is in the fact that the present moment is all we have.

The present moment is all we have.

The past doesn’t exist. The future doesn’t exist. The only thing that truly exists is the now. It’s that understanding, that the only thing we will ever have, is the now that gives us the power of connection to literally everything around us

Once we understand that the only thing we truly have at any moment IS that exact moment, we can then truly begin to understand gratitude.

We are only given the gift of the present for a moment.

What are you doing with yours?