Power of the present moment
Those thoughts are either focused on past events and mistakes causing depression or they are thoughts trying to foresee the future causing us anxiety. Our brains are naturally wired to do this, it's constantly trying to make connections and figure everything out, it wants to keep us safe from re-running the same unwanted patterns that have hurt us in the past. It is useful at times, but is also often the cause of major psychological illnesses. Like everything there needs to be a certain level of understanding to begin to harness its true power.
Anyways.. So why not scrap using both those thought processes so much and start focusing on the now, the present moment?
At this precise moment, how are you? Now before you answer that, I want you to cut off all past memories, forget what John said at work on Friday, forget what the mess the kids made this morning, forget the manic Monday morning rush hour traffic to get to work, just close your eyes, take 5 deep breaths, be present and ask your self the question again…..
At this precise moment, how are you?
This is the time to express some gratitude :)
You're always seeking happiness in the future, as if it’s a happiness checkpoint.
So what about all the months you’re wishing away to get to this future date? Why not make them happy too?
Even when people are on holiday, the happiest time is always the first half of it When they are fully engaged in that present moment, enjoying their surroundings, what they see, what they feel, they are 100% present. The third quarter is still okay and by time it gets to the final quarter there tends to be some anxiety about returning back to reality.
High adrenaline activities stop the brain from being able to process the normal everyday thoughts of money, bills, career, etc and actually have you totally functioning in that present moment. Which is why they are so enjoyable and are often the most happiest and memorable times of our lives.
So to summarise, I just want to make it clear that there is nothing wrong with wanting to go on holiday or do something thrill seeking like sky diving. I just wanted to make that connection clear that the reason that they are so enjoyable is that they make you fully involved in that present moment and it’s the only moment we are ever in so it’s the most important. Its when you understand this and are able to extract the elements from those occasions and apply them to your everyday life moment to moment when things start to get powerful, and you’ll really start to enjoy your life a whole lot more. Generating happiness is as simple as brushing your teeth.
Thank you for reading
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