Living our day-to-day lives and not worrying about the future.
Today, there’s so much going on in all of our lives that it becomes difficult to find a moment to relax, reflect, and make ourselves aware of the present moment. We’re in an age obsessed with productivity. Our new years resolutions are often to get more done, and this is also how we usually measure our success; by how much we’ve gotten done during the day. So then what does it mean to measure our days in presence, rather than in productivity?
The idea of being present in everyday life was popularised by British philosopher and writer Alan Watts – who gave us the famous ‘what would you do if money were no object’ meditation on living a life of purpose. In his book ‘The Wisdom of Insecurity: A message for an Age of Anxiety’ Watts asserts that our daily frustrations, and anxieties, are caused from our tendency to live for the future.Continue Reading