Being Present

Guest Post by Irinia Gyulumyan:

As human beings, we get spread out everyday, we spread our attention at work, we worry about paying bills, what’s for dinner, what’s going on politically, there is so much stimulation everyday in our lives that we literally have to spread ourselves between tomorrow, yesterday, endless to do lists. On the other side, children are always in the present moment, they are not concerned with tomorrow, what happened 2 hours ago, they are simply present every moment and they are observing, learning and interacting with their environment in the present time. Being present also means being in communication with the body, it means that children are in touch with themselves and their bodies.

As parents who are busy, working, teaching, cleaning, cooking, planning the future is hard to stay in the present moment and listen to our bodies and what the body is telling us. We are always busy running from one event to others, from one thought to another, we are constantly in communication with people and giving to ourselves usually is the last thing on the menu. Of course, the consequence is overwhelm, stress and non existent patience with a child.

Imagine, being in the environment where everything flows easily, effortlessly, you are grounded and present. No stress. No overwhelm. No worries. Imagine being in the present moment and communicating with your child in the present. Dealing with an issue or a tantrum in the present moment and move on, deal with another scream from the space of calm and stillness and move on.

Now take a deep breath parents and notice your body. Pay attention to your breath without changing anything. As you bring your attention to your body, it will bring yourself in the present time. Keep breathing, notice the sky, notice your feet, smell the food and BE present to what surprises a day can bring in your doorstep.


Irinia Gyulumyan is a clairvoyant and spiritual teacher. When working with parents, individuals, businesses she offers one simple truth: You have a spiritual body and you have a physical body. It is in the recognition of both these parts that we bring balance into our lives and healing can take place. You can read more of her parenting posts, here.

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  1. fephers 04/29/2010 at 6:06 am

    thank you for this. I was just thinking this week< that the days slip by to fast and I'm really not as present as I'd like to be.

  2. fephers 04/29/2010 at 12:06 am

    thank you for this. I was just thinking this week< that the days slip by to fast and I'm really not as present as I'd like to be.