Book by Dr. R. Murali Krishna talks on
How to Enjoy the Present Moment
—R. Murali Krishna, Vibrant: To Heal and Be Whole (2012)
Stay in the present. Be mindful.
Be focused on what is in front of you.
Dr. Krishna is president and chief operating officer of INTEGRIS
Mental Health, that provides adult and child/adolescent
mental health services in inpatient, residential, outpatient &
clinical settings; an employee assistance program; and crisis
He is also co-founder and president of the
James L. Hall, Jr. Center for Mind, Body and
Spirit, an educational organization devoted
to improving health through raising
awareness of the healing power of the
connection between mind, body, and spirit.
In DR. R. Murali Krishna's new book,
"VIBRANT: To Heal and Be Whole From
India to Oklahoma City," he shows us
how to enjoy the present moment.
We can learn throughout our
lives to savor the moment.
We can get more out of right
Excerpts from the Book:
Ironically, the present is the only
thing we can control.
Each moment is all we really have.
It is important to learn from the past, but it is also
important to not let it distract and take energy from the
present. In short, if you worry too much about the future,
your anxiety can impact the decisions you make today.
Take time to enjoy the moment.
• Enjoy the meal. Interact face-to-face with those you
• Another exercise is to take a long breath through your
nostrils. Hold it for a few seconds then pucker your lips
and exhale as slowly as you can.
• One way to slow down a hectic moment is to focus on
If we take a few moments each day to do
these simple breathing exercises,
we can train ourselves to relax, focus and
enjoy the moment.
“Walking awareness” is another way of re-centering
ourselves. Notice each step you take. Focus on your step,
your stride. Focus on the way you hold your shoulders
and bend your knees. Be mindful of your every
movement. Relax. Breathe.
These are simple ways of bringing yourself back into the
moment. It can be almost magical when we truly focus on the
Author of VIBRANT: To Heal and Be Whole - From India to
Oklahoma City, Dr. Krishna reveals the secrets to living a
vibrant life while overcoming:
• Sleep dysfunction
• Emotional dysfunction
• Substance abuse
• Unresolved issues
• Relationship stress
• Mental illness
R. Murali Krishna, MD, DLFAPA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Univ. of OK Health Sciences Center
Co-Founder & President, James L. Hall, Jr Center for Mind, Body and Spirit
President, Oklahoma State Board of Health
Founding President, Health Alliance for the Uninsured
President & COO, INTEGRIS Mental Health