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Why You Have To Be In The Present

One thing you can’t change as fast as the world is changing is what you put into your hands. To be able to do anything in this life, you have to be in the present. When not in the present, you’re not taking action. Your mind will wander, your energy goes out, and your inner turmoil will creep its way into your everyday life. Take the time to focus on what you choose to focus on, and then be there the moment it all happens.

The best way to learn in this world is by sitting down and focusing intently on the present moment, without thinking about anything other than the act of simply being present. When we’re distracted, our ability to focus and to retain information deteriorates. In fact, even the most experienced learners will struggle with focusing in today’s world. Fortunately, there’s a better way to learn than what works for the most people, but doesn’t work for everyone. That better way is what we call “present time meditation.”

There are many meditation techniques that involve sitting and “becoming present,” but there’s one technique that works wonders and has a lot more to it than simply sitting still with your eyes closed and an empty mind. In fact, there’s a deeper meaning to the name “present time meditation.”

Before you start practicing (assuming you’re lucky enough to find a teacher, and that you’re not shy about asking him/her for help), you should be sure that you’re fully committed to your meditation practice and can comfortably stick with it. Once you do that, you won’t be able to quit. In fact, you’ll find it hard to stop, unless you want to get a really big headache.

What Is Present Time Meditation? Now let’s start at the beginning with what “present time meditation” is all about. Basically, “present time meditation” is the practice of “becoming present” to the very smallest details of your day-to-day life.

The core idea of present time meditation is simply to be present, but to get there slowly. You will want to think of your practice as a slow motion video. Instead of watching the beginning of a video every time you walk from one place to the next, you will think of a part of the morning routine (say, walking to school as usual) and pay attention to your body and your mind during that part. You’ll find this more natural to focus on since your conscious mind is already going through the motions. However, once it goes to work, you will be back there for every step you make from now on.

As stated before, this is very easy to develop and maintain as you go. You don’t need a lot of practice, nor will you feel overwhelmed with tasks or obligations you had no control over. And once you’ve become expert at watching the “present moment,” your mind will not wander or become agitated when you are present.

Now, we’ve seen that a simple meditation like “becoming present” is very easy to develop and maintain. The rest is simply how you do it. This is how we can truly improve the quality of our lives, not just for the moment, but for the rest of our lives.

Present Time Meditation Techniques The following list is a collection of techniques that will have some value in your daily life if you’re not careful.

1) Listening

For all of the techniques on this list, you are listening to yourself. You’re in the present moment, but your mind is constantly thinking about “what I could’ve done.” You’re in the moment but your mind can’t be there. You’re in the moment but everything is so “empty and empty of possibilities.” You are in the moment, but the world has no meaning and no value. You will have to train yourself to notice those thoughts and interrupt them before they cause you more harm than good.

2) Focus

If you’re thinking about what you could have done or what you could’ve felt instead of what you’re experiencing, you’re in the wrong meditation. Most of us start getting stressed out when we have this kind of thought.