Commitment No. 1

Between now and October I intend to make mini personal commitments, in order to signpost the “inner” aspect of this journey.

My first commitment is that I will try to remain fully present and grounded in the here and now.

This commitment is firstly to remind myself that I do not have the power to predict or control the future beyond setting an intention with integrity and doing my best to achieve it. Other than that, I have to let go of the outcome, by handing it over to something bigger than me.

Secondly, there is no point in worrying about something I cannot control so I might as well enjoy the offerings of the present, for instance unexpected gifts of sudden clarity; or universe winks that I am on the right path; or connections to others. This is where true joy can be discovered.

The ways in which I plan to achieve this commitment are through my regular meditation practice; breath work; and writing in my journal.

Does anyone have any tips for how to stay present?

PS – I am also going to put the link to my JustGiving page at the end of every post – if you have enjoyed reading my story and would like to sponsor me, then you can do so here (but absolutely no pressure if you just want to check out the content!). Please copy and paste the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/katesnepaltrek

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