Nothing in life is constant. Like the force of the ocean, life fluctuates between a wearing away (negative or sad feelings) and a building up (positives).
As corny as it sounds, the way we think does determine our ‘world,’ our ‘present moment.’
“If you are willing to appreciate that this moment is far better than it could have been, you will enjoy it more for what it truly is.”
(source: Marc and Angel)
When our mind is not focused on a task, we tend to live in a world of reflection. We can work through problems, remember experiences and plan for the future. There is nothing wrong with reflection, as long as it doesn’t become set to “critique”mode. That surely results in negativity and for some people: depression.
It is rare to have absolute happiness or absolute sadness, so our moods oscillate somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum. At any given moment we are comparing how we currently feel to how we felt at another time – comparing one level of our contentment to another.
Negative comparisons can distract you from happiness around you if you notice it.
Since it is our mind that directs and controls the body, it’s the way you think that eventually makes you feel good or bad. The way we think also allows us to dismiss and give up but also to dream, hope and ponder. Increasing our awareness of the present moment can increase our enjoyment and lessen the melancholic reflections of our mind.
What do you think? Do you agree?
Everyone’s opinion is important.
Something to ponder about this Sunday.