The saying “Be in the moment” has a very special meaning to me, for many moments can become a lifetime of memories. For one to “Be in the moment,” one needs to be involved with ones thoughts at that particular moment in time, and not purposely pushing that moment away with mind altering substances. I have had many moments in my life that I will never know what took place, for my alcohol abuse has denied me of being able to recall many of my moments from yesterday. “Where am I?” “How did I get here?” “Where are my car keys?” “Where is my car?” In my sober state I inhale every moment as if it was my last gasp of breathable air, for I now know that my clear and sober thoughts are deserving of those memories that belong to yesterday, for without those memories, did I live at all? Moments and memories will not always be pleasant, for there will be some sadness, regret, shame, and pain, but such are the acts of the living.
Be in the moment!