Hey there! Can you spare a moment please. Take a small break from whatever you are involved in, at home, office or elsewhere. Just stop for a minute. Sit back, relax and observe. Look around at your surroundings, yourself and the world too. Try to listen all the noise hitting your eardrums and the screams from within you. Listen, listen very carefully ! Observe the people near you, or on the streets below. Try to take the maximum from that very moment. It feels good, isn’t it?
Our society has become so fascinated with planning. I don’t remember any conversation with friends or family, that misses the question, “Aage key kya plan hai?” (What are your future plans?)! I believe that we spend too much time replaying our past and planning our future that we miss the great moments that are unveiling right before us. Our work draws us away from our families, while our cell phones draw us away from our work. We divide our attention between our family and the television, our friends and the laptop. We lack focus. Our brain is confused and it has partitioned itself into sectors, and we try to operate from all the sectors at once. In this mental chaos, so often do we fail to wish our colleagues or express love to our family. How lost are we that we fail to stop and smell the beautiful roses! We frequently notice people struggling to achieve their goals, people engaged in work that they hate but continue doing since have no other choice! There are some who are working passionately with the beauty of their dreams in their eyes and there are others who are wandering aimlessly. People are in hurry to win the race for money and the race to be outstanding in their field. I myself wont deny being a part of this race.
But sometimes I wonder that why cant I just slow down and live in the moment? Why is this idea of living in the moment so difficult?
There is often way too much talk of building for the future but what about now? We all desire genuine happiness, but in order to manifest this joy we have to live presently. We don’t take the time to enjoy the present and this is really sad because we have no idea how many more moments will we be fortunate to experience. I am not suggesting that we should spend less time on planning. That would be something nonviable. Goal setting is important for us if we desire a contentment in our personal and professional lives but don’t you think that too much focus on the future often leads to stress and negative thinking! No wonder why so many of us already have graying and receding hair lines!
No matter how much we plan we never know for sure, how life is going to play out. The only time we will know this is when we are in that moment. The moment we experience right now is the only moment we can control. We can choose to enjoy the moment or we can choose to loathe the moment! But remember ,there is no guarantee on the number of moments we will get to experience. We need to find a balance between living in the moment and planning. So why not take a shot. Lets start with simple things that can make a moment memorable. Next time when rushing for office, donate something to the small boy begging on the corner of the street. Cook for others and see how you feel when they appreciate it. Do something nice for someone, thank somebody. Plan a getaway with family, friends or lover. Trust me, nothing makes you feel alive like travelling does. Sing in the shower even though you suck at it. Write, write deep, this is a great way to relive the moment again! Since the day I started writing, I feel a lot better and a lot relaxed. Always know your worth. Let us solve all this disintegration between our heart and our mind.
Let us count each moment as a blessing! Let us start living instead of just existing!