Each day we have a million tasks to do. We have check lists to check off, to do lists to cross out, and lots of other small details to take care of.
While these things aren’t bad in and of themselves, they can stop us from a very important detail of life. Being present. This lesson of being present is one that I’ve struggled with for more than the last year. I’ve been thinking about the idea since before I went to the 2011 Catalyst Conference in Atlanta where the theme was Be Present. I heard talk after talk about presence, God’s presence, and the overall general idea of being present.
So here I am nearly a year and a half later and still struggling to be present in each moment. Why? There are always so many tasks to be done, and performance is so important in our culture. There are so many voices in one’s life, that it can be difficult to keep track of each voice and still be present in a particular moment.
One of the most important things in life are moments. Moments shared, memories lived, and life experienced. Don’t let the small tasks, the many voices, and all the clutter cause you to miss an important moment.
What do you do to clear the clutter and be present? Do you disconnect? Shut down? Step away?