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I saw this quote in my mindfulness book. I thought it was a lovely and powerful quote about mindfulness. I wanted to share it and say something about it.
It is important to be reminded of what mindfulness is, even with years of mindfulness practice. I sometimes get lost in mindlessness. I really love the quote above. Its all about learning to live in the present, so one can find inner peace and calmness. Living in the past creates sadness, frustration, guilt, regret and sorrow. Living in the future creates stress, tension, anxiety and worry. We can always use the past as a tool to learn and grow, and we can use the future to set goals for ourselves, but clinging to the past or future should be avoided for your mental health and peace of mind.
This is such a simple quote, but carries so much weight and truth. It is easy to get caught up in worries. We must learn to find strength and push past worry. Be present. Focusing our energy on a future that doesn’t exist. Not only is a waste of our time, but solves absolutely nothing.
It is always interesting what thoughts come to mind when I see inspirational/motivational quotes. My thoughts from this one.
Immerse in the silence and be mindful. There are great lessons learned in silence. Reflection, insight, clarity, and knowledge can be gained from silence. Try not to be afraid of it, embrace it instead.
Now think about what this quote brings to mind from your stand point?
The answers are not always given to you at the moment. And that is okay. Just keep moving along. The answers will make their way to you eventually. Try not to force it. Sometimes living in the darkness can lead to wonderful discoveries.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”-Joseph Campbell
Life is unpredictable. There is nothing wrong with having goals, but one should not have an all or nothing mentality. Let life take you where it takes you. When one gets stuck on a plan, and it doesn’t come true. It can lead to sadness, anxiety, depression, anger etc,. Just remember to let life flow, and enjoy the ride.