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Forgetting about time, being late, in a hurry: time is not our friend

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I try to enter as many tasks as possible each day.

First we must eliminate time during the event.

A simple example for me is doing Laundry.

To eliminate time from this mundane chore, I search for my purpose.

Washing, then drying, folding, then hanging the clothes allows my grandkids to look as good as possible. This purpose makes me feel good, rates high with my mindfulness practice.

Next my focus stays with each shirt, paying attention to neatly adjust it on a hangar, then I move on to the next shirt.

In the past, this chore took to long, my main purpose was to get done as soon as possible.

The perfect formula for unawareness, wasting life.

If you check, most of our existence deals with mundane things.

Look at all the time we spend in lines, in traffic, in boring scenarios.

Unless you are a surgeon dealing with life and death or have a dangerous occupation, monotony kills awareness.

Mindfulness gives equal attention to the urgent and mundane.

For some adrenaline junkies, taking huge risks is the only way to feel alive.

I have felt alive, present, content hanging up laundry.

No, I do not wish for more laundry but I have found a way to enjoy the task.

A surgeon does not enjoy the surgery but he/she relishes the focus needed to perform such a complex and important task.

A great concert pianist, an outstanding athlete, or a talented painter enter their tasks without thought or narrative.

They sort of become one with their skill.

Our challenge is to create this space with our mundane activities each day.

Can you make time disappear inside a daily chore?

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The Now and the Not Now! One is the mother of time

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From “Presence: the Art of Peace and Happiness”

“In order to avoid the now, we have to imagine the ‘not now’, which is time.

Thus, the separate, inside self is the mother of time.

If we think of peace and happiness in this way–as an absence of agitation and lack, rather than a positive state of the body or mind–they never become objectified.

They never become an object that can be sought in the realm of the mind, body and world, but always remain synonymous with the simple knowing of our own ever-present being as it is, independent of the conditions of the mind, body or world. “

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My Two cents: Is this why we can not chase happiness?

If peace and happiness are as an absence of agitation and lack, we need to stop searching, trying to complete ourselves externally.

What an enormous shift for our lives, changing our focus from an object to being present, empty, alert, calm.

Does this change the way you think or feel?

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Peace may be thought of as an absence of a sense of agitation or resistance, and happiness as the absence of a sense of lack.

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Presence: the Art of Peace and happiness

“Peace and happiness are not states of the body or mind.

All states of the body and mind, however pleasant, appear and disappear in Awareness.

Peace may be thought of as an absence of a sense of agitation or resistance, and happiness as the absence of a sense of lack.

This absence of the sense of agitation, resistance and lack is our natural condition. It is inherent in our true nature of aware Presence.

The arising of the sense of resistance and lack eclipses the peace and happiness that are naturally present within us, and it is responsible for the contraction of our self into an apparently separate entity.

This imaginary entity is defined by its rejection of the now, the rejection of the current situation, and its subsequent search for peace and happiness in the future.

In fact, the separate self is not an entity.

It is an activity of avoiding and seeking.

This sense of resistance and lack is the essential ingredient of the imaginary inside self.

In resistance we are pulled towards a past; in the sense of lack we seek something other than the current situation, and this propels us towards a future.

Resistance and seeking are the two essential forms of the separate self and are responsible for the avoidance of the now.

In order to avoid the now, we have to imagine the ‘not now’, which is time.

Thus, the separate, inside self is the mother of time.”

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11 Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Your Daily Life By Melissa Eisler

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“It can be difficult to stay mindful amid the to-dos of day-to-day life.

 

 

 

In fact, a study at Harvard found that people spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they are doing.

 

 

 

This kind of mindlessness is the norm, as the mind tends to spend its time focused on the past, the future, and trying out should have’s and what if’s. The study also found that allowing the brain to run on auto-pilot like this can make people unhappy. “A wandering mind is an unhappy mind,” the researchers said.

 

 

What can you do to become more mindful in your daily life? You can start by incorporating easy ways to practice mindfulness during the routine activities you’re already doing every day, like brushing your teeth and walking the dog. Here are 11 ways to practice mindfulness in your everyday life … and don’t stop here, these are just ideas and thought-starters.

 

You can practice mindfulness anytime, anywhere, and with anyone by showing up and being fully engaged in the here and now. Mindfulness is the simple act of paying attention and noticing and being present in whatever you’re doing. When most people go about their daily lives, their minds wander from the actual activity they are participating in, to other thoughts or sensations. When you’re mindful, you are actively involved in the activity with all of your senses instead of allowing your mind to wander.

 

So try these out and watch your mundane daily to-dos turn into your mindfulness practice.

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Awareness is impacted by time and speed!

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Awareness thrives when the mind is focused and going slow.


Time impacts our awareness. Look how we act when we find ourself late for an important meeting. Being late accelerates our speed, we almost reach panic stage, unaware of everything but being late.

 

The mind races when we lose focus. Our bodies can go supersonic, however the mind works best going slow, being focused, empty of the noise.


While meditating, we intentionally slow the breath, which slows the nervous system, which helps us focus, letting the mind empty itself.

 

Using your breath, slow your heartbeat.

Then slow it some more.

 

Lengthen your breaths, extend the exhales, try to stop your heart, gently.
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Want to be happy? work on. …Time,,,,,,Judgment,,,,,,Speed?

  
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Time: Time is a man made trap for living hurriedly in complete unawareness. If I did not know any better, I would say the “Ego” invented time to control us. So, eliminate hurry, being late, rushing, time constraints or suffer.
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Judgment: Vacate any judgment already contemplated. Next stop judging situations, others and especially you. Judgments attach to us, like a ball and chain of negative baggage. It is similar to carrying a backpack with 75 pounds of weight throughout the day. Why?

Life becomes harder with each step.
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Speed: Let the body go supersonic, the mind performs at its optimum going slow, focused, aware, empty of thought, oblivious to time constraints. When the mind is filled with stress or anxiety, it presses down on the accelerator, missing the scenery of life.
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Combine mindfulness practice with these three concepts and life will improve for you.
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Scoreboard: The simplest scoreboard !!!!!!!!!!,

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Felice Beato.
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What is the one comparison each day that decides our plight, happy, sad, angry, suffering or present.
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Score time spent in the past or future against time spent in the present moment.
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Your life will turn on this one comparison (scoreboard).
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Where we place our attention moment to moment decides life.
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Think not!
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Ruminate on your trauma (Unworthiness) and witness daily suffering.
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Let go and witness healing at a rapid rate.
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Ruminate on neutral things and life remains plastic, hollow, wasteful.
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The only place healing and happiness inhabit is right now, this moment, then they move to the next moment.
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Happiness is a present moment, internal commodity.
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That means past or future combined with external stimuli contains nothing but waste.
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Thought is ephemeral, air without action to the centered mind.
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More time or less time,,,, time out,,,,

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Bailey in a selfie of sorts–
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We can not escape times constant reach in today’s environment.
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At least we can discount its importance and let go of judgments around time.
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If you think there is not enough time, we have the same amount as Mozart, Da Vinci, Michaleangelo, Newton, Edison, Buddha, Lincoln, Mandella, etc.
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Make few judgments on the basis of time.
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Time brings constant judgment, we are early, on time, late.
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How did we do? Well, we have forgot about the journey and replaced it with performance. Not good.
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Do you have enough time.
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Can you save time for later.
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I do not have time to meditate!
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Really.
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Maybe you could rethink that one.
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Time Steals Awareness,,,, Chances Of Living In This Moment!

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Take the element of time out of parts of your day.
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Yes, time steals our awareness, somehow transports us into living by concepts of too slow, rushing, multitasking, always behind, past the deadline, running late.
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Check out your awareness when you think you are running late. While driving ever get in the way of someone running late for work or a appointment. We have rush hour, now.
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If your late, what happens to the task at hand. Do we speed up more than usual. Do we pay less attention or no attention to now.
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Being late steals awareness from now.
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You can not get now back, it is gone, lost, wasted on a concept, like time.
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Step back and eliminate time from parts of your day, certain tasks, leisure time.
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Do things without any “Time” frame involved.
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Hell, we even time our meditation sits.
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Love,,happiness are not connected with time, in fact, love and happiness are timeless..
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Mindfulness is timeless, we let go of thoughts, especially about time and just exist in the now.
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Time can make the mind go fast and then faster.
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Again, the body can go supersonic, the mind operates at maximum efficiency when going slow, focused, empty.
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You are not late, you are exactly where you should be on this planet at this exact minute, relax and notice life not what time it is.
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Time changes, does it not? And us?

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