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Thinking i know what that moment is, thinking I don’t know what that moment is, thinking i want to, need to know what that moment is.
Forgetting to experience, embody life
The fog of distraction, the mind going off in all directions, head in the phone or at the TV. There’s an addiction in distraction. Meditation and somatic experience help.
Taking in the news of the world way to long during my day. Carrying it around with me way to long. I need to let go and surrender to the beauty in front of me more. After I help one person in the day I should be able to surrender and enjoy nature and life more. I am still learning how to “let go” more hours of the day to peace.
I feel guilty if I am not “doing something.” Just being is ok–wish I could learn that.
A big helping of Don’s home cooked complexity, served with a side order of entanglement and washed down with a tall glass of delicious judgement.
Stepping mindlessly on the hedonic treadmill and failing to pause and step back
When connecting with love, … had to correct after pondering more… it is possible to simply be with others and with the moment. When allowing to be disrupted from love, it gets complicated and this keeps me from the simplicity of a given moment. Thank you for this question!
letting my unconscious mind run the show, and forgetting to pause, check in, course correct …
Yes, thank you!
My mind, going in one hundred thousand directions.
The “chatter” in my head.
My to do list, it keeps getting longer & longer.
Outside obstacles that put thoughts into my head that distract me from the current moment. Worries and fears. Technology distracts all of us.
I love today’s quote by Will Rogers: “If you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.” Monkey mind keeps me from the given moment. I heard a speaker at a 12 step convention several years ago. He spoke of the voices in our heads. He said, “Sometimes, you have to stop, put on a pot of coffee, call the voices into a meeting and remind them that you are Chairman of the Board.” I think Will Rogers is saying the same thing. I often have to remind my self to “Keep it Simple, Stupid.” Another 12-step saying!
Right on point for me, Carol, thanks. Reminds me of the “Passengers on the Bus metaphor” .
Not being in the moment. Not being aware that I am in the moment, but my mind has gone on another journey to what is ahead, or what is behind me in time….
This was brought home to me yesterday, as we were visiting a state park. The beauty of nature was in that very moment….I could see it with my eyes, and then, within seconds my mind was on what time we would leave, what traffic would be like…so I stopped my brain and told it to just look around me and drink it in…then I could once again feel the cool breeze on my skin, see the rock formations before me with all the colors nature has to offer, and feast on the green of the pines….and I immediately could feel my shoulders drop, my body relax, my breathing change…..simple? Yes. And powerful!
When life’s challenges great and small are tugging at my shoulds and coulds, it is hard to hold in balance the need for taking in the simplicity of a given moment. My dietician tells me the need for simple natural snacks throughout the day should not be ignored. Perhaps the same is true for simplicity snacks.
simplicity snacks – word smiles.
I too dig the idea of “simplicity snacks.” A friend challenged me to find set times to pause and breathe/pray throughout the day. As a Catholic, it hit me that I could use the canonical Hours to do that. Makes me smile to call it “simplicity snack time” every 3 hours.
Love the term: “Simplicity Snacks!”
Over thinking. I often analyse situations, relationships, and it doesn’t do me any favors. I end up weary and worried. I need to just accept and acknowledge my fears and let them go…
Over thinking – thanks DeVonna – I’ll try to remember that 🙂
Sometimes thinking too deep or too much.
By worrying about the future and not letting go of the past….forgetting to be present in THIS moment.
My thoughts particularly the negative ones. I need to focus on the present, and all the things I have that I am grateful for.
To borrow from Brother David, when I forget to STOP and take a breath.
Anxiety and fear of all the projections and what may come that my mind can conjure. Breathe the moment and be present.
Overthinking, being analytic, and focusing on what’s happening next instead of being present to what’s happening right now, are proven methods of destroying the beauty and simplicity of any given moment
Oh yes .
I love this.
Not quite sure how to answer this one …. My thoughts are on Afghanistan and the horrific images on the news of those people clinging to an airplane and falling to their death. Where is the simplicity of THAT moment?? I am grateful to be an American and an American woman at that.
It is difficult to live in tandem with both the simplicity of a specific moment in time right where I am, while elsewhere in the world or even down the street horrific things are going on.
Thank you for your reply.
Projecting ahead versus being here in the now. Right “now” is all I really have-my breathe in, and out.
The ego trying to make it a complicated moment.
Rings so very true. EGO (Edge God Out)
Mostly my bedfellows projection and remorse. When I remember to pull one foot out of the future and the other out of the past and get firmly planted in the present things calm down considerably.
Howie, your response made me think of the “Hokey Pokey.” We all need to do the “Hokey Pokey”…put our whole selves in to this moment!
Thank you, Carol and Howie – you’ve made me giggle, Carol, and I love the way you phrase your wisdom, Howie 🙂
I am curious, and love to improve, broaden, explore them deeply, and then take them further in huge ways. I can make a project out of getting out of bed in the morning, and have, ha, ha! These are strengths, but they can also kill off an already more than good enough thing. “Dying of improvements” is how I explain it.
I love that description! It sums my lifestyle up perfectly. I’m in the cast…
Ha, wait and see, the chariots will await us before they post the next question.
Good to know I’m not alone, Dusty Su 😂
Butterfly, we are an army…bigger than the cast of Ben Hur…ha…
Greed, thinking about what’s missing and thinking about wanting that missing thing.
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