Whenever I enter a library or a bookshop I take a deep breath … that smell of printer color on paper, that compressed history between book covers, the pure knowledge and art on a few square meters – it all relaxes my mind and takes me into the here and now.
The here and now.
The time where we actually live. But how often are we really present!? Most of the time we ponder on the past or wonder about the future. But the here and now is sometimes hard to grasp. But how can I get into the present? And why is it worth to spend a few moments a day in the here and now?
Take a pen. Take some paper.
The beauty of writing unfolds in the moment we start to put our thoughts on paper. That’s the moment when the ideas stop spinning, when the mind needs to focus. Just start by writing down everything you are thankful for. Continue by adding everything you love doing and end with good wishes for friends and family. Easily you get into the present.
The reward is peace.
While writing you calm down. You escape all those worries about the past and fears of the future. Life gets easy since you only see the moment you are in. And in this very moment you only write. And writing is peaceful.