We’re so accustomed to not being able to sit still, so much so that the idea of even trying to meditate is laughable to some. Or, even if we’re able to somehow cajole our minds into some state that resembles absolute focus, the effort and effect is only momentary.
Which got me to thinking…is there anything in our lives that involves time and being in the space of a “moment” that humans are actually good at?
Then it dawned on me, having just celebrated a birthday, that the process of aging is inherently impossible to rush. Whether you turn 2, 11, 37 or 98, it doesn’t matter…once you’re “in” an age, you’re firmly rooted in that “moment” of our life. Chances are that when pressed to recall a life event, you’ll look back and refer to either the year or your age at the time.
- It’s a fantastic practice to apply this mode of thought not just in meditation, but throughout our days. What if you imagined each moment as a full year or some prolonged, seemingly interminable stretch of time?