One of the greatest lessons you can learn during a spiritual awakening is the importance and value of being present in the moment. When we focus our intention in the past or in the future we’re not taking advantage of the full power that the present moment possesses. And it is true that the most power lies in the present because it determines what happens to us in the future.
Many of us spend more time living in the past or the future than we think. One of the best ways to determine whether you’re not living in the present is to look at your surroundings and how aware you are of what’s going on around you.
Here are some signs that you’re not spending enough time in the present.
You don’t clean up after yourself from day to day or your house is a mess.
You don’t know what clothes you have in your closet. You often buy things that you already have enough of.
You come home with groceries that are already in your kitchen.
You don’t know where your money went.
You have problems keeping a budget.
You often find yourself feeling bored.
Your mail piles up without you knowing who’s sending you correspondence.
Your email box is overflowing with messages.
Your voicemail box on your phone is full so no new messages can come through.
You have books, magazines, newspapers around that you never read.