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don’t waste your life living in this moment

November 25, 2014

It is the thing to do right now. Be mindful! Be present in this moment! Look at all the good things you have right now and be grateful for them!

Dangerous advice.

It starts out harmless enough. Being present brings into your awareness just how wonderful this moment is. And this moment. Then comes the gratitude. “Life is actually pretty good…”

That is the sting in the tail. That is the point you should be very careful.

For many the next step is “Wouldn’t life be great if it could be like this all the time!”

Nobody wants to be present to the pain, to the suffering, to the parts of our lives that suck. We don’t feel like being grateful for those moments. We want them to pass as quickly as possible.

Living in the good moments becomes a trap when we start trying to make the current moment permanent. As soon as that happens you are living in the past and trying to recreate something that is forever gone. That is the moment when you begin wasting the rest of your life.

Don’t do it.

Be alive.

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