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What's the importance of living in the present moment

Updated: Jul 14, 2023



Living in the present moment is essential for leading a healthy, balanced, and fulfilled life. The present moment is the only moment that truly exists; everything else is either the past or the future. By focusing on the present, you can experience life with greater clarity and purpose, and can be more mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Living in the present can help you to appreciate life and be more grateful for the blessings that surround you. It can also help you to be more present in the moment and to enjoy the little things that life offers. Furthermore, by living in the present, you can make better decisions, overcome anxiety and stress, and live with greater purpose and intention.


Stop living in the past or future and start living in the present.

The past is just a memory, the future is a figment of our imagination

The only time we truly have is right now, but most of us spend our time wishing we were somewhere else. We often feel like we're missing out on something or that life is passing us by.


It's not your fault; society has been conditioned to believe that being busy is a desirable state of being. It's so ingrained into our culture that people make plans with friends and family without asking whether they want to hang out. They're just doing what they think they should do because it's expected of them.



Instead of looking for happiness outside of yourself, focus on yourself and how you can improve your own life. When you truly love yourself, it becomes easier to let go of negative thoughts and emotions like fear, anger, sadness and jealousy — all of which are toxic if left unchecked.




Find out what brings you joy and do more of those things.

Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to be happy? For most of us, it's because we think that happiness is something we should be able to attain right away. If only we could get that promotion, buy that house, or find someone to love us — then we'd finally be happy. But the truth is that this kind of thinking is setting us up for failure.


Happiness is a feeling, not an outcome. It's not something you can pursue in the future because it won't make you happy until after it's happened. You can't wait around for happiness and hope that one day you'll have enough money or love to make you happy - instead, you have to practice mindfulness and focus on the present moment.




Let go of things that are out of your control and focus on what you can control.


It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everything is out of your control.


This is especially true if you're dealing with a stressful situation, such as a job loss or an

illness. There are some things that are beyond your control, but there are many more things that you can affect and change.


For example, if you've been laid off from work, it's not up to you whether or not you'll get another job. But it is within your power to find ways to improve your skill set so that when the right opportunity comes along, you'll be ready for it.



Here's how:

Focus on what you can control. There may be some things over which you have no control at all. For example, if someone stole your car in broad daylight while you were sitting in it, there's nothing much you can do about it now other than call the police and report the crime. But if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere during rush hour traffic because something went wrong with its engine and it needs $250 worth of repairs — that's completely within your control because you can choose to fix it or sell it instead of letting it sit around doing nothing, the choice is yours!


I think the most important point is that when you focus on things you can't change, you feel frustrated and powerless. Instead, when you focus on what you can change, you feel hopeful and empowered.


For example, if you're trying to lose weight, but are struggling with cravings for unhealthy food, it's better to focus on something like eating more vegetables or going for a walk rather than feeling frustrated about your cravings.


If your business isn't growing as fast as you'd like it to grow, it's better to focus on improving the quality of your product or service rather than feeling frustrated by how slowly things are moving along.


Ganesha is the remover of obstacles in our life, so if you are having trouble figuring out what is important and what you need to let go of, you can invoke the power of Ganesha to find clarity and focus. Here is the Ganesha Invocation:

om gum ganapataya namaha






Be mindful of your thoughts and focus on positive thinking.

Positivity is a key factor in success. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you don't believe in yourself and your abilities, it's impossible to succeed. This is a common issue for many people — they lack self-confidence and have low self-esteem. If you're feeling this way right now, it's time to change your mindset!


The first thing you need to do is practice mindfulness and focus on positive thinking. It may sound simple, but it takes practice and dedication to turn negative thoughts into positive ones. Mindfulness teaches us to be aware of our thoughts and can help us cultivate positivity.


If you find yourself thinking about something else when you should be focused on the present, try this exercise:


Take three deep breaths in and out through your nose. Close your eyes and focus on your breath as it goes in and out. Count each exhalation from one to five (or more). While counting, take note of any distractions that come into your mind — like thoughts or sounds — and then gently let them go by bringing your attention back to your breathing. Set a timer for five minutes and repeat this exercise several times throughout the day when you find yourself getting distracted by other things.



Conclusion

Living in the moment is the best way to be happy. When you make the most of each moment, it's easier to be present and enjoy the present moment because you can't change it.

If you're constantly worrying about what's going to happen in the future or what you did in the past, you're missing out on enjoying the present.

The only time we truly have is right now, but most of us spend our time wishing we were somewhere else. We often feel like we're missing out on something or that life is passing us by.

It's not your fault; society has been conditioned to believe that being busy is a desirable state of being. It's so ingrained into our culture that people make plans with friends and family without asking whether they want to hang out. They're just doing what they think they should do because it's expected of them.

Instead of looking for happiness outside of yourself, focus on yourself and how you can improve your own life. When you truly love yourself, it becomes easier to let go of negative thoughts and emotions like fear, anger, sadness and jealousy — all of which are toxic if left unchecked.

Find out what brings you joy and do more of those things.


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