Where Are You?

By David Geller   |   September 29, 2014

I was on my porch one morning this summer, and I noticed a cardinal a few feet away.  He looked right at me, but didn’t fly away.  I watched him for several minutes, and felt very lucky about the rare opportunity to see the cardinal in my back yard.

And then it hit me.  The cardinal is probably a regular visitor to my yard.  What made the moment exceptional was not the cardinal, but the fact that I had paused long enough to notice him.

A few years back I took a trip to Hawaii.  I spent most of the time either thinking about work, or focused on making sure the trip went smoothly for the family.  What I didn’t do enough of was to stop, look around, and appreciate the amazing beauty around me.

My body was in Hawaii, but I wasn’t really there.

Life is lived in the moment.  We live in a world that offers us infinite opportunities to distract ourselves from living in the moment and focusing our attention on what matters most to us. Don’t take the bait.

Take a moment to pause, open your eyes, and appreciate life.

David Geller

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CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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