If you look around, everyone is searching for something. Everyone wants more and is not content with the lives they are living. Nearly everyone is unhappy with the majority of their life. They might find happiness briefly, but in the long term they/we are always in the pursuit of happiness.
Do you often find yourself thinking about how life could be in the future? Do you lose track of the present moment in thought of a utopia future? Always looking forward to something in life takes us away from the present moment and causes us to lose focus and live in the future. If you haven’t read any of my previous posts, these effects don’t help you in any way. [Read more…] about Stop looking forward to things and start being happy
Our world is full of hatred, anger and impatience. Our society might be moving in the wrong direction. We need to rethink our lives and look at the bigger picture. We are all the same species, so our ultimate goal in life is to (well reproduce, but) work together and progress as a species. Right now it seems like everything is a competition and we are working against many other subdivisions of our same species.(such as different religions)
Meditation helps every aspect of life, and the benefits are amazing. There are tons of benefits recently proven by science. So here are a few.
The act of meditating is simply sitting down and being aware of the present moment. It is not getting caught up in the stories of our lives and simply sitting back and watching our thoughts as they pass by. Meditating quiets the mind, but not in the way that you would think. Meditation doesn’t involve sitting and thinking about nothing, but merely watching everything LIVE as it happens.