This week I am on vacation, this particular vacation destination has allows me to be with my family. While on this trip I encountered my first experience with gambling. I’m not much of a gambler, I don’t take very many risks with my life. That being said: I did learn that positivity and money are both energy based. Life both gives and takes away. You can be blessed with winnings one minute and then in one swipe of a card you can lose everything that you’ve accumulated. The feeling that your brain gets from being flooded with the buzzing excitement, flashing lights and getting a jackpot is unmatched. The instant that I won a little bit of coin, it took my breath away. There was much fanfare on my end. I quickly paused to wonder when the last time I felt this feeling… I felt alive! When was the last time you felt your heart pumping through your chest? When was the last time you had a genuine smile plastered across your face? Who’s company did you keep when you experienced these type of catalyst inducing events? All of these questions should get you to the heart of the matter: Life is too short not to do all of the things that make you come alive.
What dreams have you been mulling over? What ideas have been birthed inside you? Shortly after I won, I also lost a fair bit. I learned a valuable lesson that goes beyond what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. I learned that life is about collecting the moments when you’re on the edge of your seat, you’re shouting at the top of your lungs, or if you’re like myself…hitting a meager jackpot for the first time. I struggled chasing after the money I lost but I was reminded to stay positive and continue with attracting more abundance. Money has its own energy which further drove the point home. Live for the moments that surprise you. Breathe everything in. Taste and see that this life has glorious meaning. When you pursue the things that make your heart race, your purpose is being activated. Dig deep. Observe the goosebumps on your skin as you surrender to the present.
The present is all that we have. Living in the now means that you’re not looking toward the future nor looking back into the past. You are at peace with where you are, who you are and what you’re doing. I will be practicing living in the moment more often. I am reaping the benefits of abundance not just because I am where I am it because I’ve fixed my mindset on appreciating the now. Focus right where you are. Set your intention and go forth with all of your strength. You will find yourself smiling more, taking in more moments as well as living more abundantly. Peace.
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