You're probably feeling anxious or frustrated about the things that will or will not happen in the future ― maybe it's a promotion, a business, a project, a salary increase, or a person you're trying to pursue. Well, maybe it's time to stay silent and connect yourself to the present moment. After all, the present is all you have right now.
Here's an excerpt of a great post by Thai Nguyen on The Utopian Life:
"Alan Watts argues that our frustration and anxiety is rooted in being disconnected—living in the future, which is but an illusion.
Silence brings our awareness back to the present—where concrete happiness is experienced. Watts makes the distinction between our basic and ingenious consciousness; the latter makes predictions based on our memories, which seem so real to the mind that we’re caught in a hypothetical abstraction. It plans out our lives with an abstract happiness, but an abstract happiness is a very real disappointment.
The future falls short of what the present can deliver. Silence and solitude pulls us out and immerses us back in the present."
Article: 10 Important Reasons To Make Time For Silence, Rest, & Solitude by Thai Nguyen on The Utopian Life
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