“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast, you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” — Tiffany Neuman
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For many of us, modern life involves a ton of rushing and never feeling like we’ve got enough time to check off everything on our never ending list of things to do.
Ironically, inventions like the microwave, email, and phones, cars, planes, and trains were all intended to make life easier and more convenient.
In fact, I remember watching a documentary from the 1950s that made some pretty bold predictions about the time we’re living in now. It said that we would be surrounded by so many robots and machines to help us with the daily tasks of life, that we would be able to spend most of our time dedicated to creative pursuits and enjoy our hobbies.
Well, we are definitely surrounded by incredible technology but unfortunately it’s only allowed us to move at an even faster pace and to “get more done” in a day than ever before. A fact that contributes to our ever growing lists and insatiable need to plan and look ahead to make sure we’re not missing the next thing.
Think about it: it takes virtually no time to communicate with someone who lives on the other side of the world. You used to have to send a letter that would travel by train and boat to reach its destination, a process that would take weeks to complete. Now? All you have to do is type a note into your computer and hit that “send” button and your message will be received by the other person within minutes.
It’s incredible and almost inconceivable if you think about it too hard. And it’s fast.
This type of fast and easy access to everything in our lives contributes to the rapid pace of our lifestyle today. It makes it easier to think ahead and plan for the future, faster than ever before.
However, there’s something that I want to remind us all of in today’s episode. It’s something that mystics and philosophers throughout history, for thousands of years, have known: you are only ever here, now and in the present.
In my personal experience, I found that always looking ahead and trying to live life like it’s a race is not only unsustainable, it’s not enjoyable. And what’s the point in living if you’re not enjoying your time here?
Today I want to guide you through a visualization that will help you:
- Slow down so that you can become more observant of the present moment
- Become aware of how physical and emotional sensations within your body
- Notice and regulate your breating
- Leave the visualization with a sense of clarity, focus, and ease
- Learn the secret to gaining more hours in your day
- …and so much more.
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Favorite quotes from this episode:
“Constant rushing trains your brain to ignore the present moment and fixate instead in an imagined future.” — Tiffany Neuman
“As philosophers and mystics have told us for centuries, you are always here, now and in the present.” — TN
“If you’re always rushing and preoccupied with where you think you should be instead of where you are, you’re training yourself to abstract from life, to become lost in mental projections. In doing so, you’re dramatically lessening your ability to savor the experience of being alive.” — TN
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