The Art of Being in the “Right Now”

I’ve said this before, but for the sake of this post will say it again: I have more years behind me than ahead of me. For that reason alone, it is more important than ever to be in the “right now.” What I call the Right Now Zone means being present, being aware, being alive and responsive to the moment in time in which I’m living. When I was young, I squandered millions of precious minutes dreaming; dreaming of being older and doing whatever I wanted to, of making my own choices. Of course, back then, I had no concept of the consequences of my own choices. That would come later, and those consequences would become painfully clear. What I didn’t know then was that our choices make us who we are.

The Penn Dutch have a great saying: “We grow too soon old, and too late smart.” Ain’t that the truth? I realize now that all those day-dreamy moments may not have been squandered after all; often dreams become reality. One of things I used to dream about was to become a famous writer. I finally realized that it wasn’t fame I was after; it was the writing.

Back when I was doing all my day-dreaming in school, writers got published, and readers read the published works. The term “blog” wasn’t in any dictionary, nor was the technology there to support people like me who later became regular bloggers. It’s a fantastic vehicle for those of us who just can’t stop writing, and feel they have to share their writing with everyone. As a writer, I’m more of a sprinter than a long-distance runner.

The two main reasons I blog are these: 1) whenever I discover something that’s made a positive change in my own life, I want to share it. Maybe I can save someone else the time and trouble it took me to realize this or that positive thing, and 2) I write the way I speak and I just can’t seem to shut up!

So if you read this blog, thank you very much. If you comment on anything I’ve written, I’m thrilled to read it, and thank you again. I also appreciate checking out other folks’ blogs–they are all so interesting. Let’s face it–life is interesting. People are interesting. What people do is interesting.

This is part of the Right Now Zone for me, and one of my goals is to stay in it as much as I can in this brave new year of 2015. Good luck to us all!

One thought on “The Art of Being in the “Right Now”

  1. Phyllis Ring says:

    Jane, I feel as though you can see directly into my soul as I read this! Superbly timely. if also humbling and sobering. Going to share as widely as I can. xxx

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