Each Step Reveals a New Horizon- Dan Poytner
I’m all about living in the moment. In reality that’s all there is, THIS moment. It’s a powerful way to live your life and with practice you can truly live a life in peace. I’ve been practicing being in the moment for several years, and recently I had an ‘AHA’ moment. As I was standing in the moment, fully present to the experience that was happening in that moment, I became keenly aware that I have full control and choice as to what my next step will be. Literally. My next step can be to to sit, stand, lie down, pick up the phone, walk away. There are limitless possibilities, physically and mentally, as to what my next step can be. Why not make a conscious choice and take your best next step.
Our life is a journey. If you imagine the journey to be one of climbing a mountain with the goal to reach the peak, then you understand that every step counts towards your success at making it to the top. With this newfound awareness, I now make choices in the moment based on what is best, not just for the moment, but for my overall journey. Do I go to yoga or drive home, watch Netflix or write, eat ice cream or have a piece of fruit? At each of these decision points, I now ask myself the question, “What is my next best step?” When I choose to go with the step that moves me toward my peak, I find myself experiencing a burst of energy, a sweet feeling of accomplishment, and a recognition that I am one step further on my journey.
What is YOUR Next Best Step?