Today, we are going to talk about a very conceptual topic which is related to spirituality. By spirituality, I mean the interaction between you and your inner-self. I think, most of the real-life problems will be solved if you understand this theory of living in the present.
Let’s start with a simple question?
How many thoughts do you usually have in your mind, in a day?
100? 500? 1000? 5000? 10000?
Make a guess?
Do you remember any detail about the thoughts that you had yesterday or so far, today?
If you do, how many things do you remember?
Well, you have thousands of thoughts that strike your mind every day. Consciously or unconsciously, you are always thinking about something.
Let’s do an exercise.
Take a pause for five minutes. Just sit comfortably wherever you are. No need to close your eyes. Just relax, observe all your thoughts and tell me what thoughts came to your mind while doing this?
After you do this exercise you, will realize that the thoughts which were coming to your mind were either related to your past or your present. Physically, you are at the present but mentally you are not.
As they say, the world’s fastest traveling medium is your mind. It has its own time travel. It can reach your past or your future.
All the negative emotions are a by-product of this. Your anxiety, fear, frustrations, depression, anger, hatred are all related to either your past events or the ones that you think are going to happen in the future.
Maybe, you don’t like someone, perhaps this person is your boss because he scolded you yesterday.
Maybe, you are too excited to talk with a guy because you think he is the man of your life.
See, the first example is related to the past and the second one is related to your future. You don’t have control over your past but you can have solid control over your future, if you are fully present in the present.
Instead of dwelling between the past and future, you just focus on the present. Talk with a person as if you didn’t have any issues with him in the past. Do a task wholeheartedly without worrying too much about its future outcome. Like they say ‘Prepare for the worst and hope for the best’.
If you are fully concerned about the present you will always give your best and prevent yourself from any harms or accidents. This is the power of living in the present.
Are you living in the present? If not, why don’t you live in the present, now on?