I don't know what goes into making such experiences. I'm sure it's a combination of your mood, your state of relaxation, how the coffee/tea was made, what you ate for dinner the night before, what time you woke up, the weather, how you slept, and a billion other things. And so, when it happens, because it doesn't happen nearly as frequently as most of us would like, we revel in the moment, lapping it up, like sun on a flower.
That feeling of "everything's right" that comes with such an experience is the present. It's the experience of being fully in the moment. We are relaxed and focused on what is going on in the moment only, and all of our focus is here, now. And when that happens, our fears are gone, along with all our busy thoughts and the milions of things that constantly run through our minds, and we relax. We are here, now, enjoying the taste of our drink fully, focused on nothing else in the world, even if only for a second. How lovely.
I believe life hands us experiences like this to remind us of the magic of being in the present moment. These experiences remind us that we spend so much of our time doing things automatically, without a second thought, that we never truly appreciate what's going on around us in that moment. I also believe that these experiences are reminders that things don't have to be that way. We can experience life like that all the time. We may not have control over our taste buds and how they respond to our morning beverage, but we do have control over our awareness of the present moment.
Fear comes from focusing on the past and the future. But it is only the present moment that is real. Everything else is in our minds. The only thing that is real to every one of our senses is the present moment, and we spend most of our lives ignoring it.
The way out of fear is in the present. It's in appreciating the moment. It doesn't mean we don't need to think about the future, but to make the future our reality instead of what's actually real in every moment is to live a life of illusion and denial. And most of us live there.
Today, I commit to noticing the moment. I commit to feeling what the air feels like on my skin, enjoying the tastes, the sounds, the scents around me. When I experience fear, I commit to bringing myself back to the present, to a feeling of gratitude for what is, so that from that place I can look into the future again, only this time seeing endless possibility rather than limitation and lack. I invite you to join me. And may your coffee (or tea) be delicious.