By May 16, 2017My Blog

What are you up to at the moment?

I’m here!

To be able to genuinely answer this question with the words “I’m here” has literally saved my life! I feel like I have broken out of self imposed prison!

It took me so long to realize how seldom I was really “here” and that I used to frequently be physically “here” but the rest of me was somewhere else caught in the past or future or “connecting” with someone not here, dreaming about someplace else.

When we are “here” we are in our bodies and connected to our self and other beings, and in doing so can act with so much more compassion and empathy. When we are “not here” we are in our minds and our minds create and dictate our reality and prevent us from breathing deeply into our body – I don’t think many of us realize how significant breathing is to the quality of our lives and how we underutilize this incredible gift we have been given to feed our body with.

When we are “here” we can see the beauty and magic right in front of us – which has been there all along. We just couldn’t see it! When we are in our bodies and out of our minds imagine it to be creating space for this magic to enter, because if you are always in your mind, receiving magic is like trying to put more tea in an already overflowing cup. There is no space for anything more no matter how beautiful or magical! It just overflows and you are left with a mess!!

The present moment really is the greatest gift of all.

Hope to see you there sometime!

Below is my blog piece written earlier in the year about why I stopped using social media. It robs us of the gift of the present moment. Since then it’s been the greatest ride of my life and I have felt more “connected” and simply more full of joy than ever before!

Much like today when I ran into another special friend of mine completely unplanned and unexpected at Raw & Roxy on Bree Street, Cape Town. (I am making a habit of this wherever I go!)

When you are in the present you will be able to see your path ahead emerge for you instead of feeling you have to plan it in the mind which only limits us!

This is my friend Dream and I at Raw & Roxy. A beautiful place for superheroes to re-energize full of goodness and practice some flying!



About Bodhi

In conventional speak, John McInroy is a South-African born social activist, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, ultra endurance athlete, international field hockey player, actor and vegan yogi. In more authentic terms, Bodhi is a human you may see walking the streets barefoot trying to find new ways to tread as lightly as possible.

One Comment

  • Sadia Chand says:

    I loved sharing the Raw & Roxy lunch time in your beautiful presence. So apparent that you were in your body. In the now….and open to receiving (and giving). I believe it facilitated what I can say was the most “magical” interlude in my day. Thank you for this message of being in the now. In the present. In gratitude. x

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