…it seems to be moving too fast.
And why do things click in hindsight? That test…or social encounter…etc.
And how can we break this spell?
Asking, ‘what would I do differently if I had already failed?’, can help, but there’s got to be a better way.
Though reflecting and meditating at the days end have been shaping my future in a positive way…
Do you have any advice on:
How can I stay present, keenly focused and slow down time to live each moment more intuitively/confidently?
@jvie, Simply savor every moment reallt “EXPERIENCE” the settings youre in. Absorb it all. And life is only short or feels like it’s going by fast because we have made a terrible inventions called the clock and the calender lol those two things are what makes us think time (an infinite) can be or should be mesured. Last thing dont try to think too much about this created concept known as time LIVE
@jvie, Not giving a shit about anything has helped me with this. And I don’t mean to denounce family or friends into worthless time consuming happenings, but it’s like if you have a big test tomorrow and you’re with your friends the night before, the test doesn’t exist.
when you are experiencing something, try to use and notice all of your senses.. Try to keep your breathing at a slow pace that involves fill and emptying your lungs all the way.. Just concentrating on the little things will bring your more into the presant
Being present in the moment may initially trigger fear. But by welcoming the sensation of fear with complete openness, we cut through the barriers created by habitual emotional patterns.
When we engage in the practice of discovering space, we should develop the feeling of opening ourselves out completely to the entire universe. We should open ourselves with absolute simplicity and nakedness of mind. This is the powerful and ordinary practice of dropping the mask of self-protection.
as said @stonedragon21, a big part is being in the present /emotionally/ and cerebrally. By the latter I just mean working to keep an objective perspective on the situation you’re in. Remembering that there’s your physical body and all the physical bodies around yours, and your mind can contemplate all of them. That’s all you can do. You can look back and think about your mistakes and how to do better next time, think about why you acted the way you did, why other people did, etc.
By emotionally I mean acknowledging your mortality and the fear that comes with it, or whatever else you’re feeling. Put words to it, feel them, and keep thinking whatever it is you want to think about. watch your own thoughts as they seem to just pop up instantaneously.
you can add specific things to contemplate during your nightly meditation. Like all the suffering people in the world, the people that have died, how everyone you’ve met will die, turning your mind from a little insect on the floor to the entire universe…and BAM you’re still there thinking.
unfortunately, with these things called consciousness and awareness, we realize how short our time is. terribly sad, that’s truly being in the present. people often don’t want to be sad so they turn their mind away, but this is what freud meant by emotions stuffed down popping up later. and the more genuinely you feel the negative emotions the more easily you can be happy about things after.
@jvie, yes, make it a point to do new things and go new places every day. Now that the warm awesome fall weather is here(or was anyway), I’ve been making it a point to spend time adventuring around outside every day. Instead of the days flying by, they actually feel like full days where I did stuff. It’s quite simple, but revolutionary! Try it!