Live in the present moment

Living in the present moment. 


I was on holiday in January 2016 in New Zealand with my family. This included my  youngest grand daughter Pearl. She is six years old. One morning she was cuddling up to me in bed and said “Gramy , were you a little girl once ?” “Yes,”I said. “Well,”said Pearl, “now you are old and then later  you’ll be dead, eh Gramy and all the people in Hamilton will be dead ( where she lives) and all the people in the world will be dead.”A good reflection on the cycle of life I thought ! Didn’t like the old bit … Sigh !

David Bowie had died the day before and my thoughts meandered to, what’s the point of it all really , it is just like little Pearl says, that one day I and a lot of other people will be dead.

So actually all there is I thought, is the present moment.

Looking at the stars that night with little Pearl, on the deck of our beach house, under a blanket together, singing songs together, this moment is truly enough, I decided .

rosmlewis

Clinician, Lecturer, Group Facilitator, Educator and Supervisor in Education, Social Services and Mental Health.

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Rosalind Lewis

Rosalind Lewis

Professionally I have 29 years experience as a Clinician, Lecturer, Group Facilitator, Educator and Supervisor in Education, Social Services and Mental Health. I currently live in Melbourne, Australia and work in Mental Health. I have a particular interest in supporting and empowering women and men to be all they can be, by assisting the discovery of tools that help them find strength to transform difficulties into opportunities, enriching their lives both personally and professionally. I am a New Zealand Registered Psychotherapist with PBANZ, member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists and have a Masters of Health Science (Psychotherapy) First Class Honours. My research thesis was about the long term consequences of intimate partner violence for women. I am influenced and informed by both my professional experiences and my own personal journey, which has involved many challenges and celebrations along the way.