That’s what I want.
Too busy getting what I want to be aware of my surroundings. Preparing for tomorrow I miss out on today. I don’t like pain and suffering, still I may forget to appreciate and enjoy when I am well.
I need to slow down, become mindful, fully alert and aware. That life is passing me by while I want to be some were else. By clinging to the past or racing to the future and never at rest and not appreciating all I have now.
Stop take a deep breath of fresh air and realise it is a necessity you cannot live without. Appreciate the free fresh air and all the free gifts of nature missed while living in the past or desiring the impermanent fancies that never bring lasting satisfaction.
There is no time like the present. That present we are presented with is a gift; do not waste it, fretting over the past or dreaming of the future. The most important thing is what you are doing now.
Pay full attention the most important person in the world is the one you are with now.
Be fully engaged in whatever you are doing now.
A Buddhist saying is, ‘When you are washing dishes, wash dishes.’
This would still be applicable except for dishwashing machines. In our fast pace modern world we have exchanged washing dishes by hand for working to pay off a car to get us to work on time to pay off the vacuum cleaner, dishwasher and all the other wants, to keep up with the Joneses.
Take a few deep breaths, calm the mind, meditate and focus on what is essential in your life. Concentrate on the natural beauty surrounding you. Look at what you have and be thankful
.The choice is ours, what we want and what we need, what we own and what owns us, to follow the Joneses or think for ourselves. Decide what you want and give it your full attention.