It’s a well known/worn phrase, but what does it actually mean to live in the present?
We’re all in pursuit of it, however, society often inhibits us possessing happiness.
At one point, meditation focused on the expansion of the self. Today it is packaged as a tool to fix everything.
The weight of the information age often crushes our attention, and we often accept things we’re told, because there’s always something else to read. This is the problem of the modern day.
Often, those who try too hard to be good, or flaunt their successes often fail. The irony is that we think we’re helping when in actuality, we’re hindering progress.
Time is a construct that consistently worries us. Wasting it is a mortal sin that binds us all. However, it doesn’t have to be as serious as all that.
What we fear grows in size and magnitude the longer we ignore it. However, as soon as we embrace it, our horizons shift.
We’re seemingly bound by concept of looking down on those who let themselves go. Can we not just exist on our own level?
Often in life, when we’re faced with loss or crisis, we feel the need to add something. However, doing this often compounds our unhappiness, as we discover that the distraction doesn’t solve the issue.
As most recently espoused by the cake brandishing Tina Fey, the art of letting go is an important aspect of our mental health. But that doesn’t mean you don’t care, in fact it means the opposite.
There’s a school of thought that pushes you to eliminate suffering, but in the real world, we cannot avoid it. Would you rather suffer in the aid of something you want, or would you rather miss out?
Dishonesty is rampant in our lives, however lying to ourselves is a far more dangerous pursuit. But what to do when you catch yourself out?
The quicksilver nature of modern life is selfish by default. We pursue activities on a reward basis. I say we meditate just to meditate.
The obsession over the future, and indeed the past tends to poison the present. Only those who are able to let go of both are truly free to live in contentment.
The lofty expectations that modern culture seemingly affords often only ends in disappointment, but a slight change in thinking can lead to a more pleasant experience.