How to focus on the moment
Focus on the moment. Easier said than done, but not impossible.
Very often we find we are guilty of not living in the moment by either ruminating on the past, or being anxious about the future. As if doing so will give us the answers we need. No, both of these actions only leave us worried in one way or another.
We should do things that put us in the moment as much as possible. Meditation is about reflecting on the current situation. But so is anything that you have to concentrate to do well on. Then at the same time things that make us lose track of time can have the same effect. That’s why running or swimming are so good.
When you find yourself ruminating on the past or anxious about the future, do something that you have to concentrate on, or that helps you lose track of time. Even better, make it a part of your daily routine.
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Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
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