Life unfurls in the present. In any case, so regularly, we let the present sneak away, enabling time to surge past imperceptibly and unseized, and wasting the valuable seconds of our lives as we stress over the future and ruminate about what’s past. Therefore, understanding time in a philosophical way is as pointless as filling a bucket with holes to the top. Time is a human concept that can be explained in numerous ways by many different individuals.
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the concept of time. It can be measured by numbers, symbols and thought. Every individual has their own perception of what time is and what it means to them. In this case, living in the now is a crucial part to the human existence. Living in the now is the concept of time where there is no distraction and you’re focused on your surroundings at all times.
Living in the moment is a condition of dynamic, open, purposeful consideration on the present. At the point when you become careful, you understand that you are not your considerations; you become an onlooker of your contemplations from minute to minute without making a decision about them. Mindfulness includes being with your musings as they seem to be, neither getting a handle on them nor pushing them away. Rather than realizing you’re not living life, you start understanding it.
In a grim example, take Columbine High School on April 20th, 1999 at around 11 in the morning. Time for them has stopped and they were stuck in this headspace where time has become much more valuable. It was a completely rude awakening. To these individuals, their ‘time’ is now. In their heads, there is no before or after. They need to act ‘now’ to be able to save themselves. Before 11 a.m. on this fateful day, these students, staff, and teachers were a victim of time. Their minds were pulled into the future, past, or both. One could say that living in the now can potentially save your life.
Living in the present is important because you don’t want to be stuck in the past or have anxieties about the future. The only time you should place yourself in the future is when you’re planning for it. Even then, you have to plan for it with what you have now.
Regularly, we’re so caught in the future or the past that we neglect to appreciate what’s going on in the moment. Society has taught us that we should always be worrying about what’s to come since we don’t want to end up poor and miserable. We’ve become so desensitized to the enjoyment of everyday life because we’re so worried about the future.
A study was conducted where subjects took a couple of minutes every day to effectively relish something they generally rushed through—eating something nutritious, drinking a beverage, going to the transport—they started encountering more joyful and positive feelings, and less burdensome indications. This in turn started the topic of ‘why does life at that time make people more joyful —not exactly right now they’re tasting liquid chocolate pooling on their tongue, yet lastingly?’. Since most negative considerations concern the past or what’s to come. As Mark Twain stated, “I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened”. The sign of gloom and uneasiness is catastrophizing—agonizing over something that hasn’t occurred at this point and probably won’t occur by any stretch of the imagination. Stress, by its very nature, implies considering the future—and on the off chance that you raise yourself into consciousness of the present minute, stressing dissolves away.
As of now I’ve taken a break from writing because I realized, with bawling eyes and a lump in my throat, how stressed and tense I was. I kept worrying about whether I was wording a sentence right, if what I was saying made sense, or whether or not the professor would like my essay. I took this time to do something I enjoyed and made sure I replenished myself before I completely burned out. I lived in my ‘now’ and it was so liberating that it almost made me want to give up on writing. For a few hours I worried about nothing in the future as well as nothing in the past.
Carrying on, a mindful life is quite exhausting. However, mindfulness itself is simple. Care is the main purposeful, orderly action that isn’t tied in with attempting to develop yourself or go anyplace else. It is only a question of acknowledging where you as of now are. You can end up careful at any minute just by focusing on your prompt involvement. You can do it at this moment. What’s going on right now? Consider yourself an endless observer, and simply watch the occasion. What do you see, hear, smell? It doesn’t make a difference how it feels—charming or horrendous, fortunate or unfortunate—you make due in light of the fact that it’s what’s present; you’re not making a decision about it. What’s more, in the event that you see your mind meandering, bring yourself back.
Here’s the principal mystery of all: living in the now isn’t a goal, since objectives are about the future, yet you do need to set the expectation of focusing on what’s going on at the present minute. Become mindful of where you are, what you’re doing, and most important of all: become mindful of being alive. What’s more, relax. As you draw your next breath, center around the ascent of your mid-region on the in-breath, the surge of warmth through your noses on the out-breath. It’s funny that you didn’t pay attention to your breathing before now. That goes to show how important it is to know what’s going on in the moment. In case you’re mindful of that feeling in the present time, as you’re understanding this, you’re living in the moment. Nothing occurs straightaway. It is anything but a goal. As stated before, your time is now.