I suppose that such a lifestyle or going on retreats are designed that way. Could you read a book in the now?
LIVING IN THE PAST
All the plot, character development and so on would not exist, only the word you were reading, if that. The idea that I started this comment calling being in the now absurd would have been lost to you if you were reading this in the now and any negative reactions to that statement also… gone. Of course one could say well when I remember something that I am remembering it now and when I write a grocery list for the future use I am doing that in the now also. Of course that means there is no thought action or observation that is not in the now. What I am guessing people mean by being in the now is to have the focus of attention on the senses, the stream of information from the nervous system from causes outside the body or internally, not from memory or emotions.
Living fully with aliveness.
Even there I doubt this would be a better state of awareness than having the full benefit of associations of memory and emotions, sort of like watching a movie with the sound off. Taking our lives personally, obsessive dwelling on problems that have no immediate consequence should probably be avoided if possible. Spending time watching you breathing may be some kind of answer, but so would taking a narcotic.
Great article! I totally agree with you. Like if we want to conquer the anxiety of life we should live in the moment, live in the breath. This inspired me but depressed me too. I am in a difficult place right now and have issues with most of your points. I am embracing this and requiring it of everyone in my household.
Ok with this as happy moments catch me off guard especially around my grandchildren. Have problems with this as the past has such a hold on me. I have wasted the past 14 years unable to forgive or move forward after my divorce. I have no job due to a injury on the job in Looking toward the future is impossible.
Past accomplishments are all I have. See no future, No worries. Addictions, cigarettes, pain medicine.
Working on the first, debating the second. Waiting for disability to be approved, depending on daughter for support, spend days, weeks in bed sleeping or just starring at walls, try to make myself get up to just move to a living room chair doing more of the same. Daydream about going to sleep and never waking up. Removing myself as a burden for everyone.
I do read, a lot. Maybe a journal would be helpful. Good luck in your endeavors and please keep these articles coming. They help me hold on. Sincerely, CJ. Get rid of things that remind you of your past relationship. Let those things go by giving them away, selling them, or transforming them into something new. Renew your mind and focus on the good. Create new memories to replace the old. I truly understand your pain. Divorce appears to be more painful than death. Letting go of the past is freeing.
Make every effort to turn your pain into something creative and profitable to live out your days joyful and triumphant. Try to get off those pain meds asap as this is most likely an added ingredient to your listlessness. Most of all, seek God to restore You from those hurts. Why not dwell or at least remind oneself of past accomplishments from time to time? It promotes self confidence and positivity, especially when feeling insecure and needing strength.
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Not understanding this one. Just my opinion. Thanks so much for this post. It really helped me emotionally especially in my love life. While trying to deal with the situation I stormed on this link. Read through n saved it on my phone as a reminder every morning. Its been helpful and all I am doing now is living in the present,enjoying,loving and appreciating myself more.
We live life in dreams of love What is we are that truth above Not what was, as it may seem Love life here now and live the dream. Great advice! The trick is staying focused!watch
Are You Living in the Present or the Past?
Working on it! I have felt the same way as you Noor. I try not to focus on them Because it will make me sad so I smile and say I am enough! We Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness. Verizon Media will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products.
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