Tracking myself into the here and now
Little bones were scattered with small patches of mouse hair on the forest floor. As I went through the feeding tracks of the owl, I was suddenly aware that I was with all my senses in the here and now.
I often confuse the here and now with that what happens in the now, but that’s not what it is. The here and now is deeper than what happens in it. It is “the space in which it happens”. I try not anymore to confuse the content of this moment with the here and now itself. The here and now is deeper than any content that arises in it.
Let me describe it a bit so you can look out for it too. When you step into the here and now, you step out of the content of your mind. The incessant stream of thinking slows down. Thoughts don’t absorb all the attention anymore, they don’t draw you in totally. Gaps arise in between thoughts, stillness happens and space suddenly opens up. You begin to relax completely and realize how much vaster and deeper you are than your thoughts and the feelings that result from them. Sounds familiar?
The moment you enter in the here and now with your full attention, you realize that life is sacred and magical. There is a sacredness to everything you perceive when you are present. I call this; “seeing with new eyes”. The more you live in the here and now, the more you sense the simple yet profound joy of just Being and the sacredness of all life around you.
I sensed this again when I was seeing the tracks of the owl with my “new eyes” and found incredible satisfaction and clarity. This is exactly what nature offers us every single day and we can definitely utilize this space both in individual coaching and team coaching. What do you think?