BLOG: Using Your Senses to Be Present

Being Present at Epcot

Being Present at Epcot

When I am experiencing a special moment and I know it’s one I’ll want to remember in the future and look back on, I first make a quick mental note that this is what I want to do. Then I use as many of my senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling) that I can to help me make a deep and lasting impression on my mind and in my heart. It’s a way to gain The Inside Advantage!

At Disney World this week there were so many moments that I can relive over and over – the adventurous ride Soarin’ at Epcot, eating delicious treats and drinking Guinness, Sangria, and champagne (not at the same time), dancing wildly in Animal Kingdom’s Asia, watching a dozen colorful macaws flying over my head, sitting and looking out over the lake…

Another one of my favorite moments was a walk down the middle of a pedestrian street in New Orleans’ French Quarter: 

SEEING old buildings with shutters and wrought iron balconies, people walking.

Then closing my eyes I absorbed it all:  
FEELING the perfect 74 degrees, a gentle cool breeze, and holding my husband’s hand.
SMELLING gumbo and pralines.
HEARING jazz – saxophones and clarinets, people laughing.
TASTING a Hurricane drink as I walked and remembering the red beans and rice I had for lunch.

Special moments of the past are always there for us whenever we find ourselves thinking about anything negative and need to focus on something uplifting. It’s a matter of choosing our thoughts.

I invite you to visit CWLauro.com for more, including my website blog.

Thank you for joining me on this spiritual journey. See you next time…

Blessings, Love & Light,

Cathy
Touch a Heart with TIA

Copyright 2015 Cathy W. Lauro

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