It is hard for us to be in the present moment. Physically we are, but mentally we are not.
We exist here and now; this moment is all we have.

Why get caught up in what could have been or what hasn’t happened yet? The past paved the way for us to arrive where we are today; Everything we have learned throughout our lives is a part of who we are. Whatever we have done in the past, we did it with the level of consciousness we needed to continue advancing. We change; we are leveling up as we learn lessons. Some people remain in their lessons for a long, but each person’s process is different. That doesn’t mean it’s wrong; on the contrary, it is the path you must follow to learn.

People should not be judged based on their current learning because it is necessary for everyone, Regretting for what has already happened is useless and only hurts us because we would continue to bring to the present something that is only real in our minds, and therefore, we would continue to live it today. It is worthwhile to make an effort to locate ourselves in the present every time our minds wander to the past or even the future in order to avoid anxiety that serves no purpose due to non-existent situations. It only exists in the here and now; before and after are mental constructs.

We are not eternal, as we believe.

Let’s clear that reality of our present time is one thing, and the reality that our mind shows us is another. Continuing regret over something that has already happened and that cannot be changed only causes harm and suffering. Just like what hasn’t happened yet, worrying about both situations is a waste of time, and we’re not here to spend it that way. We are not eternal, as we sometimes believe.

The present goes so fast, and sometimes we don’t notice it because of the past’s chains or the torture of the future. We have no other life than this. The key to happiness is cultivate a full and present awareness, focusing our mind solely on what is happening in the present moment. Living in the present is a constant practice that necessitates extensive training of our minds, which by nature tend to disperse. Peace of mind is not found in situations but in how we respond to them. Only the present is modifiable through our actions and decisions; when we spend time thinking about the past or future, our present fades away, and that time is lost. How many things have we stopped doing because of worries from the past or fear of the future?

How could I stay in the present moment?

It has been scientifically proven that people who meditate regularly develop a neural network in which they are more aware of themselves and the present moment. Gratitude for the present allows us to become fully aware of the details of our days, which we frequently overlook because we are distracted by what no longer exists or does not yet exist. We meditate to control our minds; meditation gives us balance and serenity. You decide if you want to have a balanced, relaxed, and calm mind; in short, you decide if you want to live happily.

Answer me this:  What is the point of continuing to be angry with yourself for something that has already happened? Bet on your mental health; use positive words focused on what you are doing, as this activates the brain’s motivation, leading us to action. Otherwise, negative words activate fear, and fear paralyzes. We can remember the moments when we were happy, or we can imagine that one day we will be. The truth is that we can only be happy here and now. This doesn’t mean that we don’t have goals or responsibilities, but rather that we should not postpone the moment of facing our reality, either to enjoy it or to transform it.

Forget about the pain of the past; if you continue to suffer, you will be constructing a future filled with pain. Thich Nhat Hanh says that staying in the present moment is the only true path to finding peace in yourself and in the world. Give yourself 5 minutes daily to practice mindfulness. You don’t have to close your eyes; just pay attention to the action you are taking and focus on it. Concentrate only on what exists around you: the people you interact with, what you eat, and what you listen to… There is nothing else but that moment.

 

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

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