I think the reason the concept of "embracing the moment" as learned through meditation is so powerful to me is because I've always tried to escape the moment that I'm in.
A lifetime of poor self image & social anxiety has conditioned me to flee from what is unfolding around me, regardless if those experiences are good or bad.
Retreating from all those moments has been detrimental to my health. Learning to accept them has been freeing as I've been more able to be engaged in the present moment.
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