posted on May, 4 2014 @ 02:24 AM
Some people get into reminding themselves to "be in the moment" in order to help them become more totally focused.
For a while I liked the idea of considering life as a prayer- like everything you do is a prayer, a statement, a deep and meaningful event. That
thought alone made me enter deeply into whatever I am doing, even if it is washing the dishes!
I got an idea from something I read once, which descibed how you can problem solve, and say, repair something-
by observing what IS, NOW.... not what should be, or you want it to be.
Like say, you are looking at a car motor, and there is something going wrong with it. Instead of looking for what is wrong and thinking about the
change you want to make with it, observe how it works how everything is at the moment.
Or look at a situation, and observe all details of it without judgement.
Once you have a full comprehension of how it is, then the solution becomes clear of it's own accord. You don't need to "search" in mind. This
really works. I foudn a mantra to use for that- I say to myself, "Take the time". To quiet my mind, and observe only.
I've always had the ability to get my body in shape and muscled very quickly with very little exercise, which I thought might just be genetic. But
after years of experimentation I realized it is not. When I try working out or running with a friend, it doesn't work. I can run hours a day with
them and see no change. It is because I am distracted and talkign with them and my mind is not into it.
When I work out alone, I am focused on the sensations, the muscle movements, my heart rate.... I am visualizing what it happening within my body, and
I am convinced it is that which speeds up and makes the session more efficient.
I suspect everything might work that way. It is a sort of masculine focus of attention, which I think comes easier to men than women. We might be
wired more for keeping our mind on various tasks at a time, but none in depth. Which is a plus for caring for children.