In an attempt to become more mindful, I’m reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It’s made me realise how much of my time is spent letting past events affect my present well-being or playing through various scenarios that may happen in the future, leading to anxious thoughts. Neither of these is beneficial.
The important thing is to concentrate on the NOW – it is the only time we have. If we’re OK now, then everything is fine, because the past and the future are only happening in our heads.
This is a difficult concept for me to grasp but it’s starting to make sense. I think that’s why I enjoy dancing so much: it happens in the NOW. I focus on interpreting the music and following my partner’s lead. There’s no time to worry about the past or feel anxious about the future: my full attention is on what’s happening in the present.
What do you think about this?