Fully Present

Nov 03, 2023 by Leoma G Gilley, in INSIDE: Reflections

Sometimes I’m here,

But also trying to be there.

Therefore, I am nowhere.


To be here in this moment,

I must be fully present –

Taking in the sights and sounds

Listening with ears and heart and mind.


If I’m also trying to be there,

I miss the value and joy of here

And feel frustrated and anxious about there.


Don’t let me miss my best life

By trying to be both

Here and there.


Help me be in the present with all my being –

Enjoying the moment to the full

Before moving to the next.


Then I shall know I have truly lived.