Observe Your Mind
As it is, I would say about 80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is harmful. Observe your mind and you will find this to be true.
Does your mind seem to have a mind of its own? While you’ve having dinner with a friend, has your mind ever wandered off into thoughts like whether your car was overdue for an oil change? And if it was overdue, how much would the service cost? And if the cost was too high, how could you possibly pay it when you had other bills due soon. And if….
Before you’ve realized it, the dinner went by in a blur as your mind dragged you from one imagined problem to the next. Days, months, and years can be diminished like this.
What’s the solution? Connecting to the present moment— paying attention to what’s actually going on. Where are you? Who are you with? What are you saying to one another and why? Allow present moment awareness to reign in your mind so you can use it to concentrate on the only moment you really have to live—which is this one.