The Time Is Now


now quoteThe time is now. This is a true statement, no matter what time it is. It is always ‘now’. And the time is now!


Time for what you may be asking? Well, that would be up to you now wouldn’t it? We are all on a path of our own making, our very own journey. 


The one thing I do know, is as you are on your journey, wherever it’s taking you, getting yourself in the NOW helps with so many things.


How do you get in the now? The best way I know how is to stop whatever it is you’re doing, and breathe. I know this is my answer to many things, but pay attention next time you're stressed, or panicked or whatever. You most likely are holding your breath.


It is helpful if you can sit down and get comfortable too and even close your eyes, but sometimes you may not be able to do that, like if you’re driving.


You know how the driver in front of you may be going too slow and you’re in a hurry? And I’m sure you are annoyed or frustrated. You aren’t thinking about where you are because you’re too busy thinking I’m late, I need to be at another destination now.


However, right now you are in traffic behind a slow driver.


Breathe. Notice how your body is feeling right now, and breathe. Notice the other cars around you right now and breathe. Notice the weather right now and breathe.


You may still get to your location late, but you will arrive much calmer and more present to the moment you are in. Your entire day may go smoother because of your breathing in the now on the drive in.


If you were walking along a path from point A to point B and you were so focused on either point A or point B, not noticing the beautiful path you were on, what fun is that? How many of us are so focused on the past or the future and don’t take the time to smell the roses in front of you, this very moment.


This ‘present’ moment is a gift. 


Take time each day to notice where you’re mind is wandering. Are you focusing on the tomorrows? Are you beating yourself up about the yesterdays? Or are you in the now?


Breathe. Be in the now.


Angel Blessings to you.



Empowerment 4 You

20 Responses to The Time Is Now
  1. Julie Myers
    January 3, 2013 | 8:48 am

    Great perspective. I heard something recently that was similar, Live within the Moment. It really stuck with me because the woman had such a positive, upbeat attitude and was dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The important thing is to “be in the now” so you don’t miss any of those special moments along the way. Thanks for sharing!

    • Susanne Broome
      January 3, 2013 | 9:11 am

      Thanks Julie. I appreciate the comments. 🙂

  2. Michelle Nichols
    January 3, 2013 | 7:02 pm

    I sometimes get so caught up in what I am doing that I forget to breathe, and then I finish and there is a big sigh. I now realise that sigh is a sign that I need to take a step back, relax, breathe and refocus.

    • Susanne Broome
      January 3, 2013 | 7:17 pm

      That’s a good point, pay attention to when we sigh. I hadn’t thought of that. Thank you!!

  3. Maggie Lukowski
    January 3, 2013 | 7:08 pm

    A great reminder! It is something we often forget. Thank you for the lovely post!

    • Susanne Broome
      January 3, 2013 | 7:17 pm

      You are welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  4. Cairn Rodrigues
    January 3, 2013 | 7:16 pm

    It’s good to remind ourselves that a mood is a creation of choice. We can choose to breathe so thank you for the explaining the choice.

    • Susanne Broome
      January 3, 2013 | 7:18 pm

      Yes, many times we don’t realize that everything we do – is a choice… 😉

  5. Louise Myers
    January 3, 2013 | 9:52 pm

    That’s a great quote Susanne, and I never knew its source! Thanks for sharing this inspiring post.

    • Susanne Broome
      January 4, 2013 | 8:52 am

      You are welcome Louise. It’s been one of my favorites too. 🙂

  6. Kebba Buckley Button
    January 3, 2013 | 11:26 pm

    Sue, a beautifully written reminder to stay in the present moment, the very moment we so often blow by. I found you through the UBC and look forward to more of your writing. –Kebba Buckley Button

    • Susanne Broome
      January 4, 2013 | 8:52 am

      Thank you Kebba. I appreciate the comments. I do enjoy writing the blogs and love how the topics present themselves.

  7. Stacey Myers
    January 3, 2013 | 11:42 pm

    Sue, my mind wanders everywhere! It is really important to take time each day to still your brain.

    • Susanne Broome
      January 4, 2013 | 8:53 am

      Yes Miss Stacey. I think we do it to ourselves with all we put on our plates. I heard recently the more we slow down, the world goes faster – but it’s because we are slowing down. Hmmm, seems to make sense.

  8. The Great Gordino
    January 4, 2013 | 8:58 am

    I love this post Sue!
    I’ve often written myself that putting happiness as some future expectation not only never works, it implies that the present is not the time to be happy.

    Taking the time to centre yourself in the present can work wonders for contentment and easing of stress, and it’s a technique that can be practised and developed.

    Thanks for the reminder!
    Cheers, Gordon

    • Susanne Broome
      January 4, 2013 | 2:33 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Gordon! 🙂

  9. Nancy Kay
    January 4, 2013 | 9:20 am

    Appreciate how you pointed out how we may be holding our breath during our panicky moments. I am experiencing that lately!

    • Susanne Broome
      January 4, 2013 | 2:34 pm

      We all have our moments of holding our breath, don’t we. I know when I get cold too, that’s a time I hold it more as well as scrunching up my shoulders toward the front…

  10. Alana (@RamblinGarden)
    January 5, 2013 | 9:27 pm

    Breathing – could this be part of the solution to my problem of stress eating? Try to stop and breathe? I will have to try it. I scrunch up my shoulders, too – and sometimes tense up my back.

    • Susanne Broome
      January 6, 2013 | 8:43 am

      Well Alana, I think anytime we’re going to do something without thinking, it may be a time to stop and breathe, get centered and see if what you were planning is really what you want to do. Great observation.