Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment

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"We're living in a world that contributes in a major way to mental fragmentation, disintegration, distraction, decoherence," says Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace.
We dwell on intrusive memories of the past or fret about what may or may not happen in the future
Most of us don't undertake our thoughts in awareness. Rather, our thoughts control us
"Ordinary thoughts course through our mind like a deafening waterfall," writes Jon Kabat-Zinn
You can become mindful at any moment just by paying attention to your immediate experience.
Think of yourself as an eternal witness, and just observe the moment
1: To improve your performance, stop thinking about it (unselfconsciousness).
2: To avoid worrying about the future, focus on the present (savoring).
3: If you want a future with your significant other, inhabit the present (breathe).
4: To make the most of time, lose track of it (flow).
5: If something is bothering you, move toward it rather than away
from it (acceptance).
6: Know that you don't know
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