Sacred - highly valued and important; entitled to reverence and respect.
What could be more sacred than life? Yet, I'm not sure we give it the respect it deserves, in fact, I know that I do not. To honor something sacred we should give it our full attention and reverence.
Life is here in this moment, but how often are we present right here and now? I am guilty of spending a large portion of my consciousness making plans or worrying about the future. I know others that dwell on the past. Life is not tomorrow, nor is it yesterday - it is NOW! The following quote from Thich Nhat Hanh emphasizes the importance of being in the present moment.
"Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
We have on average around 60,000 thoughts a day, most of them worrisome and negative. When we focus on now, instead of worrying about the future, our worries fade. When I slow down enough to be in the present moment, I notice even my breathing is different. My stress level reduces with every breath and each breath
Please take a moment to notice your breath and experience the miracle of life.
Zen Presence - Ideas for Meaningful Living