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To live “here and now“. And what for?

I like Recently more and more old as the world, idea that our most important - what happens to us “here and now“.

It is usually very difficult for us to keep in the present moment … We are “dragged off“ in the past by incompleteness of some of its situations, we are “knocked out“ in the future by its uncertainty …

the biggest enemy of ours “today“ - alarm … It whispers to us: “And let`s think now how we will live or act tomorrow? At meeting in a week? How we will spend holidays in half a year? And you remember five years ago?“

Ya hardly I urge you absolutely to cease to remember and dream … Here unless to be anxious less about what already behind - and suddenly will halloo? Or to carry out life in convulsive attempts to glance in “tomorrow“ … by

from the present we are distracted by a depression. In this state there is always a melancholy for the wonderful past. And depreciation of the “now - opportunities“. Yes, the depression partly helps us to cope with refusal of society to accept and to estimate adequately our remarkable professional and human qualities. Switches off us from activity which was for us difficult and unpromising “here and now“. But life in a role “me the Past“ impoverishes “me the Present even more“. Cuts off from reality from it always - opportunities. Which we sometimes resist to identify.

Yes, we can estimate happiness of ours today if we for example get sick tomorrow … Then tomorrow we will think with regret: “Here what I … Yesterday mourned and anxious, and it appears, so everything was good!“ Or, having got into some disgusting situation, we think: “As I was quiet and happy still yesterday …“

But tomorrow ours will become the past “today“ … Irrevocable … Unattainable … So can, release itself to be glad lives exactly today? To look back, listen, sniff?

Life in the present expands the horizon of feelings … You suddenly notice trembling of a branch in the cracked window or a beam of the morning sun, or a rain drop on a windshield … And it - absolutely slightly - slightly, on a half-short step, shifts a mood barometer - with boredom, alarm, emptiness - to small pleasure … From the fact that all this present around you can be tender, interesting, thoughtful, sad … And you are part of this such big and such small world …

the General perception of life consists of small, momentary feelings, images, experiences. Happening to us today.

I in “here and now“ from habitual run on a wheel of alarm am returned by very simple thing … I at some moment just begin to watch the breath … At least couple of minutes … By the way, in tension situation (if about it there are forces to remember) helps “to leave“ at least on a half-step a problem zone - and you have an opportunity to see a situation and yourself in it as - “from outside“ … Emotions “podsobiratsya“ somehow … And the decision - how to behave - comes easier …

So observe over the breath - a breath - an exhalation, a breath - an exhalation … Good rhythm … Calms … Also returns in Reality … Gives the chance to live consciously a two-three of minutes … To notice what always ran past … Stop, a moment …