2010-03-02 Maxaranguape, Brazil / Living In the Moment / Den Moment Leben / Vivendo no Momento / Viviendo el Momento

A man was walking in the desert when he found the telephone to God. A telephone booth in the middle of the desert with a sign that said ‘Talk to God’.

So when God came on the line asking how he could help, the man was ready and asked ‘How can I live more in the moment?’. The beautiful moments of my life are lost to my Self-Consciousness and anxiety.

‘Breathe’ replied a voice. ‘Whenever you feel anxious about your future or your past, just breathe’, the voice continued. Try it with me a few times right now. ‘Breathe in … Breathe out.’ And despite himself, the man began to relax.

Life unfolds in the present. Too often, you let the present slip away, allowing time to rush past unobserved and unseized, and stealing precious seconds of your life as you worry about the future and ruminate about what is past.

You are living in a World that contributes in a major way to mental fragmentation, disintegration, distraction and decoherence. You are always doing something, and you allow little time to practice stillness and calm.

You do not undertake your thoughts in Awareness, rather, your thoughts control you. You need to live more in the moment. Living in the moment  is a state of active, open, intentional attention on the present.

When you become mindful, you realize that you are not your thoughts; you become an observer of your thoughts from moment to moment without judging them.

Mindfulness involves being with your thoughts as they are, neither grasping at them nor pushing them away. Instead of letting your life go by without living it, you awaken to experience.

Mindful people are happier, more exuberant, more empathetic, and more secure. Mindful people have higher self-esteem and are more accepting of their own weaknesses.

Anchoring Awareness in the here and now reduces the kinds of impulsivity and reactivity that underlie depression, binge eating, and attention problems. Mindful people can hear negative feedback without feeling threatened.

 

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