Embracing the Present Moment

by | Jun 12, 2023 | Meditation

The Dalai Lama on Embracing the Present Moment: 

“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

Embrace the Present Moment

The present moment is all we have, and it’s crucial to savor it. Our minds tend to wander, and we get lost in thoughts about the past or worries about the future, which takes us away from the present. However, by focusing on the here and now, we can reduce anxiety and increase our overall well-being. Try practicing mindfulness by paying attention to your surroundings, your breath, and your thoughts. This will help you stay grounded and present in the moment.

Letting Go of Sacrifice

Sacrificing our happiness and well-being for success is not sustainable. It’s essential to let go of the idea that we need to sacrifice to achieve our goals. Instead, we should focus on maintaining a healthy work-life balance and prioritize self-care. This means taking breaks, setting boundaries, and practicing self-compassion. By doing so, we can achieve success while also maintaining our mental and emotional health.

Overcoming Anxiety with Awareness

Anxiety is a common feeling, and it can be challenging to overcome. However, awareness is the first step in managing anxiety. By acknowledging our feelings and identifying triggers, we can work on addressing them. This may involve seeking help from a mental health professional or developing coping strategies like exercise, meditation, or journaling. Remember that it’s okay to ask for help and prioritize your mental health.

Embracing the present moment, letting go of sacrifice, and overcoming anxiety with awareness are essential steps in breaking free from the pressures of our fast-paced society.

It is important to prioritize our mental and emotional health and by doing so, we can find success and happiness without sacrificing our well-being.