Ricky Horror from Motionless In White shared his struggles with depression and attempted suicide. Ricky Horror tells a story of survival, that he believes you can experience too.
One of the key issues that Ricky found in his own life was that he wasn’t living in the moment. Ricky said reading The Power of Now helped him shift his focus away from the past and future and into the present.
“All of our issues come from not living in the moment. You can’t live in the past because it’s gone, and your future doesn’t exist yet so you have to live in the now,” Ricky said.
Are you feeling like you’ll never be able to dig yourself out of the hole you’re in, or you’ll never be able to run from your past? This mindfulness exercise can help you tune into the present moment.
- Take 4 deep breathes (inhale for 4 seconds and exhale for 6 seconds)
- Notice your surroundings find 5 things you can SEE, 4 things you can TOUCH, 3 things you can HEAR and 2 things you can SMELL.
- Check in with your body. How are you feeling different than you when you started this exercise?
- Write 3 things that you can be grateful for in this present moment, as you try to put the past and future aside.
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