Living In The Now - Happiness and Contentment By Living In The Present Moment

By Maria Westcott

Manifest happiness and so much more by Living In The Now!

The best method for living in the moment is to be mindful of your actions and awaken to the wonder of your existence. Living in the now is all it takes to be happy and content!

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I'm often striving to get somewhere that I am not. I just know that when I get to that place, I will be happy.

  • I'll be happy when I lose 20 lbs.
  • I'll be happy when I have more money.
  • I'll be happy when I go on vacation.
  • I'll be happy when I get that promotion at work.
  • I'll be happy when I can quit my job and work for myself.
  • I'll be happy when I have achieved financial freedom and can retire.

I could go on and on, but hopefully you've got the idea and I'm sure you could add a few more items of your own to the list. 

Think back now to what things might have been on your list 10 years ago, 5 years ago or 1 year ago that have now happened or that you have since achieved. By achieving whatever was on your list at that time, you are now content, right? You have reached nirvana! You are now happy, eh? 

No? Instead I would bet that you now just have another new list of things you need to achieve in order to be happy. You are still striving to get somewhere that you are not. 

True happiness and contentment will never be achieved in this manner because there will always be something else that you'll want. You will forever be running and chasing after something if you are not living in the now. And when you are at the end of your life, you will still feel as if you never quite got to where you wanted to be. 

The only path to true happiness is by living in the NOW, for NOW is all that you have. The past is gone and the future may never come, but the only certainty is that you have NOW; you have today. How would you live this day if you knew it would be your last? What would you do? Who would you spend time with? How would you make every minute count? 

Rather than dwell on what you want or need or hope the future will bring, just be grateful for everything that you have today. Be grateful for the money you have, however much. Be thankful for friends and family. Be appreciative of the work or job that you have. Be grateful for the food on the table. Be thankful for your health and love your body.

Give your all today by living in the now! Do the best you can do at your job. Be the best friend you can be. Do what you enjoy today and don't put it off. Live as if today were your last day on this earth.

Rather than asking, "What's in it for me?", ask the Universe, "How can I serve?" Go out of your way to help others, give and radiate love in all that you do.

If you live each day in this manner, you will be amazed at how happy and content you will be. You will no longer be striving to get somewhere in order to experience happiness. You will have arrived! You'll be living in the now!

And there is an additional benefit. If you are happy and content with what you have today in the now, the Law of Attraction will begin to work for you like it has never worked before. Suddenly, all of those things you have wanted will show up in your life. Why? Because you are no longer desperate for them. Because you know longer focus on them. Because you are content with what you have and you would remain content even if you didn't receive them. This is the secret to the Law of Attraction! 

Maria Westcott is the founder of The Secrets of The Law of Attraction website:
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