Stay Present

This morning my wife and I were chatting and she said that she has noticed a change in me. She said she feels like I have Dropped-In to myself.

This was interesting and started a lovely conversation. I was curious about what she meant.

She reminded me that, over the years, as work had become more and more challenging on both my physical and emotional time, I had not been as aware of my surroundings.

She shared with me that, of course, my behavior had been meticulous where the practice of pharmacy or my work on AudibleRx had been concerned; however, at times, I possibly was not as aware of what was happening directly around me in my physical and emotional life.

Perhaps I didn't notice a lovely and romantic gesture that came my way, or maybe after rinsing out my coffee cup in the sink I didn't realize there was still coffee splashed around the inside of the sink.

She assured me, these were not necessarily do-or-die situations and she understood I had quite a bit on my work plate; however, she was aware, and would bring it up now and again for a friendly discussion.

Four months after being retired from my position of the last 32 years and beginning a new half-time- retirement position in the local hospital, she has noticed a difference.

Visibly and lovingly, I have Dropped-In to my situational awareness and am able to be insurmountably more present to my partner, as well as the life I am living today.

What tools do you use to stay present in today's busy world? 

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