awaken the power of your spirit
Present Moment strives to awaken the power of the human spirit. We support individuals on their path to living a personally meaningful and balanced life. Through education, movement, contemplation and loving kindness, we encourage holistic values that become a catalyst for social change. Present Moment is a sacred place of spiritual practice designed to enliven the body, stimulate the mind, express emotion, and renew the spirit.
Present Moment Retreat is a powerfully transformative environment providing experiential training in the cultural arts. Surrounded by the magnificence of earth’s natural beauty, people from around the world come here to grow towards wholeness in their lives. We are dedicated to fostering deep awareness and appreciation of life through the compassionate treatment of all beings, and promoting wisdom and peace in celebration of the human spirit.
Conscious living is a choice. It is an expression of personal power and freedom, when you begin to assume responsibility for your own responses and reactions to the events and circumstances in your lives. Through improved self-knowledge and self-understanding, stress and unhealthy states will fade from many aspects of life. One of the first benefits derived from conscious living is the emergence of a sense of empowerment. As we begin to recognize the source of our reactions and accept that they come from within, there is no longer any need to take our cue from someone or something outside of ourselves.
By living consciously, we have more control over our responses to life circumstances. Knowing ourselves better, we know where our thoughts come from and can choose to make an appropriately healthy and positive response. By being conscious, we are actually able to create the life we want to live rather than having to live the life that is handed to us. A second and equally valuable benefit of conscious living is the enhancement of our interpersonal relations. As we assume responsibility for ourselves, we will have less of a tendency to or need to blame others for our reactions, eliminating a tremendous source of conflict in most relationships.
Conscious living requires that we get out of the stands and into the game of our own lives; but this can only be done if we are willing to look inside and identify the blockages. Through an understanding of our personal cycles, we can become aware of those times that are most conducive to making progress in personal growth and self awareness. By being aware of these opportunities, we are then free to seek out appropriate means, and take any required action. This is our first step towards empowerment in our lives.