- “What problem do you have at this moment.” - Eckhart Tolle, The Power of now.
If you’ve been an avid listener of the Art Of Passive Income podcast you know I talk about my meditation practice and just my general work on being more "mindful” more “awake” more “present”.
The idea of outer riches and inner poverty is not one I relish. I know a lot of people that are some of the luckiest people on the planet. They have wealth, they have good health, they live lives that literally would be heaven for billions of people yet happiness eludes them.
I think if I can work on my “happiness” or train my mind like I train my body with exercise that over time I will avoid a similar fate.
So often, I’ll be sleepwalking through my day, lost in thought until I realize that I just lost the present moment which is of course the only thing that’s actually real, and go back to my real life.
I used to find it a struggle and would judge myself for my lack of “presence”. Now, I just smile and am so grateful that I can even recognize I was lost in thought and get back to the moment.
In so doing, it makes me a better podcast host, land investor, parent, friend, and overall person.
Take some time today, and see if you can recognize when you are lost in thought and just smile at your mind like you would a mischievous two-year-old reaching for a cookie jar… Then, go back to the present and see if it make a difference in your life.
“Don’t seek the truth; just drop your opinions.“ Japanese Zen Master Saying