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On Being Present

Sometimes it can be tempting to emotionally, mentally, and physically be in three different places. For example, to emotionally be in the past, mentally be in the future, and physically be in the present. To emotionally hold on to the pain of yesteryear, to mentally think about the next goal you want to achieve, and to physically be in a particular place.

When we think of anxiety and depression and the severity of them both, most often those emotional experiences and perspectives are influenced by being in three places at once, or attempting to be in three places at once. Recentering is a concept of bringing all parts: emotional, mental, and physical parts of you to the present moment with a greater sense of power and the ability to respond to what’s in the here and now.

This can be a difficult task, especially when the conversations around you are about the next big event, or you’re replaying the last play that didn’t go as planned, or you’re sitting in a room with people you don’t really connect with. Being present can be a catalyst, can be fuel, for helping you to really heal the past and move positively toward your future. Being present aligns you with your power and your control because your power and control cannot be in the past nor the future.

What if you stop feeding anxiety and starve depression by being present?

By creating a present worth being present for, by surrounding yourself with people you actually want to be around, by going to environments you actually enjoy, by engaging in tasks with fun and excitement instead of boredom and force, by reframing failures as lessons and challenges as opportunities.

How would your life be different if you were more present?

Written by Kheri A. Corbin,

For those who play to avoid the personal stuff

For those who run from the present mentally and emotionally

For Those Black Athletes


The Ones Who Genuinely Love them

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