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The biggest mistake we do when focusing on being present

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We used to live in the present moment right after our birth, naturally, since we had no clue of what life is about. Everything we faced for the first time was magic. Everything was a wonder. We had no past or concrete wishes for the future. We lived now in every moment.

Perhaps you noticed already that living in this present moment allows you to release all the burdens you carry along. You may practice meditation, yoga or any other method to still the mind, and yet it happens you’re giving up when you’re not able to get into it.

Our natural state is to live in the present, but it needs to be cultivated by reeducating our minds and letting go of the belief that success defines the worth of our actions and ourselves. This deeply held conviction stops us from letting go and embracing the present.

Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks, and plays in freedom. – Arnaud Desjardins

As we grew up, we learned satisfaction comes through achievement, and thus, we’re constantly seeking to attain a goal in whatever we’re doing. Passing by the wonders of life.

Our biggest mistake we do when focusing on being present is, we unconsciously have expectations towards our action.

Experiencing the now like we did when we were a child requires the let go of every expectation we have at this moment.

I know this is easier said than done. Let's start with realizing it.

Allow yourself time to develop the feeling for it, just like you do for anything else that needs practicing. Think about a sport requiring balance capabilities. The process is quite mechanical until you develop a feel for the movement, ultimately lets you immerse into the flow.

Be happy in the moment. That is enough. – Mother Teresa

Whenever you practice living now. Being it through concrete meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, or just while sitting there and observing your surroundings.

Remember that there’s nothing to achieve, there’s just to experience whatever is.

Enjoy the moment.

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