How to live in the moment by engaging your senses

How to live in the moment by engaging your senses

Breathe every moment you live in. Only the now moments can take us to the ecstasies of true happiness. Time spent in the past is time lost forever. Living in the moment means neither dwelling on the past and not fearing your future. So how to live in the moment?

If you google around this topic, you will land upon many bulleted points. I’m not here to judge those points. But here my emphasis is only on a single thing. As the title implies, it’s all about simply engaging your senses to live in the present moment.

What keeps you connected to the outside world and to the inner self?

It’s our sensory experiences together with the mind network that keep us connected to the world. So obviously appreciating sensory experiences has a key role in keeping us alive in the now. And whatever you do, do like you mean it.

Engage your senses and find little things to be appreciated.

Hear?

Feel?

Smell?

Take “mindfulness” as a method starting from the first thing you do after waking up. Pay your full attention and appreciate whatever happens around. For example, while you brush, just observe your teeth, feel the smell of toothpaste and so on. Give yourself a smile at the end.

When you eat, focus directly on the crunching sound and when you drink focus only on the water, letting no other thoughts invade the process. And when you are brushing your hair, just do that. Let go of everything else.

There would be million reasons to worry about it. But simple moments of life matter a lot, just sink in those moments forgetting your worries. Whatever you do, be it small or not, find little things to be appreciated.

So appreciate the sensory experiences as well as little things around you. (Want to check my My Little Little pleasures?)

Nothing matters; just live & breath the moment. Life will be lighter then

After all, why should life be taken too seriously! We are here to be happy. Make ourselves as well as others happy!

Appreciating all of your sensory experiences is the cornerstone of building a peaceful and mindful life! Practice minimalism and avoid things which can take you to the past robbing the enjoyments of your present moments.

Whatever you do, do like you mean it

Smile like you mean it!

Hug like you mean it!

When you go, go with it fully, feel every moment and breath every moment. Let us own nothing but the moments we are in.

When you talk to someone, pay your full attention. Likewise never forget to gift your undistracted time to your own self. You don’t have to feel guilty for the time spent with the self. (Read I took a day of me)

  • Even if for 2 seconds, smile like a confetti. Who knows if it brings in glitters to someone’s world
  • Celebrate life without any reasons. Who knows if there is another breath present in the next moment (Read What if I die at this moment?)
  • Love unconditionally and be compassionate. Who knows, Life maybe too short, too short for conditions

“If you want to have life, you have to die every moment for it. Life and death are only different expressions of the same thing looked at from different standpoints; they are the falling and the rising of the same wave, and the two form one whole.”

~ Swami Vivekananda

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has enough time”

~ Rabindranath Tagore

And now practicing mindfulness every second in life should not be something which overwhelms you. Make it balanced without being stressed. Make yourself sharp, but not frustrated. Little by little, you will start to enjoy the ‘now’ moment without a special focus.

Don’t just exist, but live by breathing the present moments.

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