Chronologically, many of us are currently in a time of our lives when our subjective view of life has altered from our previous childhood view of too much time, to not enough. We seem to have much more to do, but not enough time in which to get it done. In this physical, linear, existence, we deal with the fact that there was a “yesterday”, there is a “today”, and that there will most likely be a “tomorrow”. But, have you ever wondered what it might be like if we all decided to abandon the idea of “time”, with a past and future and just lived in the “present”? Just for a moment, we would abandon any thoughts of planning ahead, and begin to just live each moment as it came. Suddenly, we might begin living our lives quite differently, knowing that only this moment, right now, was the most important thing to us.
People who felt stuck in a thankless job might suddenly just walk out the door and head out to do something that had much more meaning to them and for which they felt they were better suited. Others, who previously felt constricted in how well they could help others based on a time-heavy scheduled day, could suddenly do what they needed to do for each person within each moment. A lot of the stress we all currently experience when we’ve been given deadlines for tasks would suddenly evaporate, because there were suddenly no deadlines. But everything that needed to get done would get done because that extra stress was no longer present and therefore we would be much more focused and efficient.
Living in the moment; an interesting concept that could very well be the next best thing for all of us. Close your eyes; breathe in and out slowly, and imagine a life of living each moment to the fullest. Now, open your eyes, and go for it!