Posts by April-Theriot

April Theriot is a 31-year-old single mother of two, in Cincinnati OH, who works full time, is passionate about spirituality, and positively mad about nature.

3 Obstacles to Living in the Now (and How to Get Blissfully Present Again)

“Never underestimate the desire to bolt.” ~ Pema Chodron

I have been trying this present moment awareness thing for a while now, about two years, and I have to say, it’s not going quite like I expected.

Somehow I got it in to my silly little head that after a while I would stop bolting from reality and I would just be present all the time, with complete effortlessness. Wrong.

And if there was any lingering doubt as to the flaw in my plan, I then read a number of accounts by people who have been practitioners of present moment …