Do you ever find yourself doing something and after a while, you can’t quite remember what you just did? Or do you ever walk around so immersed in your thoughts that you don’t realize what’s going on around you?
Most of us go about our days as per usual – we run on automatic. We do things that need to be done, without thinking much of it. But at one point you’ll stop and realize that you have no idea what you’re doing most of the time – your mind is so busy that it doesn’t know what’s going on.
The other day I was out on a walk, and only about half an hour later did I realize that I hadn’t paid any attention to my surroundings. I had walked down the same old path that I have been down hundreds of times already, I know it by heart and could surely walk it blindfolded. My mind was so lost in thoughts, but I don’t really know what they were about. I realized that I was here physically but I wasn’t present. I was existing but I wasn’t living.
Life is all about the stuff within you and around you. Life is seeing and smelling the flowers; being blinded by the warming morning sun; listening to cheerful birds chirping; looking at someone and feeling that immense love that you do for other beings.
And yet, we forget these things. We go about our days on automatic, losing out on all the beauty that lives in a day. But life isn’t just about existing and doing all the stuff that we need to do. Life is about being present, here and now, seeing and enjoying all the little details that make life so beautiful. So watch out for getting stuck in the wheel of existence, and make sure you jump on the train of life.