― Gautam Buddha
Our thoughts, perception, ideas, contemplation, etc., all govern our happiness. Our mind creates a sketch from its thoughts. Hence, we are the artists and sculptors of our own lives, and thus, solely responsible for any good or bad happening to us.
- What is that we are holding in?
- Are our actions giving us pain and sorrow?
- Why do we suppress our feelings?
- Are we ignoring our happiness?
- Can we decide what our life should be like?
- Is our age restricting us?
When you are capable of answering these questions, you are all set for rejuvenation.
Remember that the past is for learning from your mistakes, such that you are prepared for the future. Once learned, stop thinking about your past because it doesn’t exist anymore, and stop worrying about your future as it hasn’t arrived yet. Why not only think of what’s with us at this moment?
♦ Give your 100% attention/focus and energy to all your tasks and activities.
♦ Be receptive to every sensation. Be it taste, smell, sound, or any sight.
♦ Respect each moment without grading it as good or bad.
♦ Stay calm and face each instance or situation. Do not let worries or tension affect you in any way.
As the saying goes, ‘nothing comes easy’, learning how to live in the present is an art and demands time and practice on our part.
♦ Vanishes the feeling of unease and discomfort.
♦ Establishes sync with thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
♦ Sense of belonging to friends, family, and peers.
♦ Improves self-confidence and physical health.