Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
So many of us live our lives as if the secret purpose is to somehow get everything done in the future and not the present. Some people stay up late; some get up early; some even avoid having fun, and keep loved ones waiting to care and love at the present moment.
We should learn to live in the present moment to a large extent by understanding that our peace of mind is determined by how active and productive we make out of it.
It is very sad to see some people who put off their loved ones so long that their loved ones lose interest in maintaining the relationship. Sincerely, I used to be guilty of this myself. Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, or what may not happen even tomorrow; we tend to convince ourselves that our obsession with our “to do list” is only temporal; that once we get through that, we would be calm relaxed and happy, but in reality, this rarely happens.
Without a question, many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of all things. Listen up! This actually happens when we allow our past problems (issues) and future concerns dominate our Present Moments so much that we end up being anxious, frustrated, depressed and hopeless.
On the flip side, we also postpone our gratification, our priorities and happiness; often convincing ourselves that someday will be better than today. Unfortunately, the same mental dynamics that tell us to look toward the future will only repeat themselves, so that someday never arrives.
Hey! That someday is now, and it can be done by building positive habits in all the areas of your life.
Trust me, Life is what’s happening while we’re busy making other plans. While our children are growing, the people we love are moving away and dying; our bodies are getting out of shape; our dreams are slipping away; these are some few things that if we are not subconscious of, we would be missing out in life.
Many people live as if life is a dress rehearsal for some later date. Nope, It isn’t supposed to be ! In fact, no one is guaranteed that he or she will be here tomorrow. Now is the only time we have, and the only time we have any control over.
The global health crisis, CoviD-19 makes that life experience clear, especially for those that have been heavily affected, such as losing their loved ones to the pandemic.
When our attention is in the Present Moment, we push fear from our minds. Fear is the concern over events that might happen in the future– we wont have enough money; our children will get into trouble, we will get old and die; whatever be the case of life current situation, we need to leave a balance life, with preparations. And the only way we can do that is by feeding our faith with hope and starving our fear by taking actions to get things done in the current happenings.
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Very educative and inspiring