If stress is overwhelming you, take a moment to do this simple exercise: Focus on taking a full single breath. This practice, called mindful breathing, is a quick and easy way to pause during your day, allowing your brain a moment to refocus on the matter at hand. Try taking a mindful breath before undergoing a stressful task like a mid-afternoon meeting or grocery shopping in a crowded store — your mind (and body) will thank you!
Discovery and power of your every moment
On the long and winding road of self-awakening, the realization of how remarkably far you have come is an epiphany moment that fills your heart with hope. It is often immediately followed by the depressing realization of how heartbreakingly far there is yet to go. This is not the moment to quit, but to take stock of the amazing power of the present moment. There is so much power in the experience of the present moment that whole spiritual disciplines have been created solely to bring us into the “now.” But what defines the “present moment” and how do we get there? continue your jounery with your head held high, feet flat on the ground, knowing you can achieve anything.