Seize the moment is an invitation to live in the now. The moment potentially represents a positive peak experience either for yourself or for the person you decide to share it with. It hits a crescendo. It is one open to wonder because it is spontaneous.
“Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.”
~ Friedrich Schiller
It is as if time stood still. In that moment, you are not concerned about the past or the future. You are just focused on being present. You become in touch with the fullness of life. You are connected with pure love, intense bliss and sublime joy – feelings that spring from the depths of your heart.
The moment seized is transformational energy. It moves stuck and old patterns of thought, behavior and action. You shed an old layer of yourself, to reveal a more authentic core. With deeper clarity, you awakened into the unlimited potential of your soul. In that one moment, the mystery of time collapses – allowing you a glimpse into eternity.
“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.”
~ Khalil Gibran
Seize the Moment: Do Something for Yourself
By seizing the moment, you surprise yourself. You are likely to do something that you normally are not accustomed to. Although the moment itself can last for seconds even, you have just gone on a new adventure.
“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”
Seizing the moment is not necessarily something that you do only when times are good. It can also be something that you do during challenging periods. Seizing the moment, you make the intent of shifting into more positive emotions. It is a moment of allowing yourself to let go of your fears.
The moment opens up in possibility for you. You have just expanded your consciousness by removing your resistance of it. It is a moment of clarity. You now know yourself as something more than what you were just a moment ago.
Seize the Moment: Do Something for Someone Else
“Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.”
You can also seize the moment by doing something surprising for someone else. The other person is not expecting you to, or at least, not yet. It is a split decision that you make. You believe that there is no other more opportune time to express your love, appreciation and care. There is no time to waste. You intend the moment to be one of togetherness, oneness and connection.
In the process, you may even surprise yourself. You have been usually self-centered. Each moment that you spend is often calculated for your advantage. However, by making the moment special for another person, you have just elevated your spirit.
It is time shared that lives on in the archives of both your memories. It is meaningful because of the magic that it has brought in connecting the two of you. Seizing the moment is a move towards integration. In that moment, you become whole and part of the whole.
Tips to Seize the Moment
Pay attention to the sign. By reading this post, ask yourself if it is a sign that tells you to seize the moment. Should you be feeling bored, then it is time to stir the pot, rev up your engine and spice up your life. Boredom is a sign of the lack of creativity. So put on your thinking cap and think of a new adventure to go on today.
Stop procrastinating. So it feels more comfortable not getting off the couch? Your initial enthusiasm starts to wear off, the more you think about seizing the moment. Well, just do it! Remove the metal chains of inertia by not putting more thought into it. You need physical movement to seize the moment.
Learn to take risks. It may be that you are being stopped by your old hang-ups. You are afraid of failing, looking like a fool and being shamed publicly. The secret is to avoid blowing your fears out of proportion. Most of your fears are not real anyway. They are psychological and can be addressed. Even if you did meet with failure, perceive it as a learning experience for future improvements.
Make the Moment Yours
Seizing the moment involves meeting the intent of not wasting your time with spontaneity. By your act, you say “yes” to a new experience. It means being focused in the present moment – giving it your best shot and fullest attention. It means being in non-resistance by not holding yourself back.
Just one moment is enough to make a difference. For it means that you are very capable of living more fully in the present moment. Moments of these strung together can create a whole new presence of being.
Start with one moment and then, two. And then, go for a day – Carpe Diem!
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