The “pregnant moment” is a phrase I learned from my former employer, musical collaborator and dear friend Ricardo Accorsi. Deeply creative, multi-lingual, equal parts architect, artist, and musician, he’s gone now. But his way with language—and life—inspires me still.
Because every moment is chock full of new possibilities. In fact, we do get to choose who we’ll be in each one. What energy, ideas, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and intentions will we bring to it?
If you aren’t sure how you feel about that kind of freedom, consider testing it for a few minutes at a time, like a meditation. Or longer, for an hour, or a day. Or as a week-long experiment.
Soon, with real practice under your belt, you may find it liberating. Because the past is in fact behind us, unless we keep dragging it into each brand new, as yet unlived chance to create who we are and what we want.
And as for the future, well, the truth is, there’s this moment, then the next, and the next. Etcetera. How do we want this one and that one to go? Who will we be in each?
In fact, our way to the future is through each singular moment. Day and night, we get constant opportunities to think, feel, and act as the “who” we are consciously choosing to become.
Today, in this moment and the next, rather than acting and reacting in old ways that may not move you toward what you want most, how will you choose to proceed? What motivates and inspires you, bringing you joy and peace?
Try creating your way today, moment by moment. After all, you deserve such happiness. And I say it’s available right here, in the delicious, ever-pregnant present.