Jan. 30, 2023

Live In The Present Moment: The #1 Secret To Be Stress-Free

Live In The Present Moment: The #1 Secret To Be Stress-Free

If your life is filled with stress, like mine was in the past, there are some simple things you can do to get your life to a more bearable level of tension so that you may enjoy it more.

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Today, I want to tell you about the one secret to being stress-free to live in the present moment. Let us start by looking at what stress is and the impact it has on our bodies.

Stress and Your Health

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It is how your body reacts to any challenge or demand. Thoughts, events, or feelings of frustration, anger, or nervousness can result in stress. When your body experiences stress, it releases hormones to make your brain more alert, muscles tense, and pulse increase. 

Some health problems associated with chronic stress include:

● High blood pressure
● Heart disease
● Diabetes
● Obesity
● Depression or anxiety 

The 1 Secret to be Stress-Free: Live In The Present Moment

Now that you know the dangers of stress, you may be thinking of ways to alleviate any chronic or unneeded stress from your life. In short, the 1 secret to being stress-free is to live in the present moment.

When you live in the present moment, you let go of both the past and future to instead live your life with your body, feelings, and immediate situation joined as one. The benefit of living in the present is that you focus on what you can control and let go of things that are out of control.

You might be thinking, “Who doesn’t live in the present moment?” and brush off this advice. But the truth of the matter is that very few people intentionally live in the present.

Let us try a short exercise. I want you to close your eyes and think about everything that you have done today. Especially take note of all the times that you lived in either the past or the future.

Common examples of living outside the present include worrying about tomorrow’s busy schedule, allowing past relationship mistakes to dictate resent relationships, or staying glued to your phone in social situations.  My guess is that a lot of your day was spent worrying about the past or the future. If this sounds like you, then it is time to start living in the present more.

Of course, thinking about your future and reflecting on your past are both good things. In fact, thinking about your past and future helps you to grow and create the life you want. But it is important that you use the past and future to create a present that makes you happy and fulfilled.

When you let go of your stress, establish a connection with your body, mind, and spirit, and simply allow yourself to be who you are without any judgment, a remarkable thing can take place.

Your daily routine actually begins to slow down. You find that you no longer look forward to the weekend. You no longer only anticipate enjoyment from exceptional occasions. You start to experience life in the here and now, and you start to feel more like a human being. You just go with the flow of the wave that is your existence, and you do it with a sense of happiness and delight.

You have a flowing, steady, tranquil, and grateful manner of movement. When the curtain is pulled back, we can see things from an entirely fresh angle. And this is how you can lead a life that is free of stress.

Start harnessing your energy towards the ability to live in the present moment. Allow yourself to feel emotions as they come and focus on the tasks that are directly in front of you. As you do this, you will see much of your stress melt away, helping you to live a stress-free life.


MeditationLifeSkillsPodcast.com strives to present meditation concepts that connect east and west, tradition and science in a non-sectarian way, from multiple traditions and not promoting any particular technique or method.

One important principle I try to accomplish is to take complex ideas about meditation and the not-so-well understood meditation principles to help you understand how they can fit into your life.

To your success in meditation!

Don Weyant/Founder



NOTE: Listen to this audio file as much as you want in a comfortable position, whether sitting or lying down. For best results, we strongly suggest listening with headphones. 

Cell phone speakers and other one-speaker systems, laptops, and other devices will degrade sound quality. Listeners may experience different results.

***This work is not meant to replace medical or counseling guidance from a qualified practitioner. Please get professional care if you suffer from a physical or mental disease.