lørdag 16. februar 2013

Why thinking is bad for you

Human thinking has definitely brought our civilization to greater depths. For most people, however, thinking can often become an albatross around our neck in our day to day life.

It is a good thing to have an education and be able to better understand the things that are going on around us, but what good is that if you are controlled by your thoughts rather than you controlling them?

Have you ever noticed that you are lost in thought, unable to break loose from the same cycle of thoughts repeating itself over and over again? Don't worry, this is quite normal. As long as you become aware of it you will slowly start to break with this pattern.

When your mind is in the future or the past you are not fully connected with the present moment and your body. You are living your life in a projected future or a past that no longer exists. This is when you are beginning to loose touch with yourself. However, this is so normal that most people do it without even realizing it.

What can be done about it? Focusing on your body by either paying full attention to what you are doing at the present moment or focusing on specific body parts and "feel them".