Day two of my meditation experience was all about staying in the present moment and being in the flow of life. Deepak says “The present moment is fulfilled with new possibilities.” He was saying that we can do more in the moment to be happy. Paying attention and being in the moment is something I’m always working on. Here Deepak was asking to think of three things I get totally absorbed in that I love. When I lose track of time, that’s being in the flow. It’s good to recognize those things that create a state of flow for you. Mine were:
I’ve already talked a lot about meditation. It is most definitely a place where I can lose track of time. Not always, but a lot of the time I “go somewhere else”. It’s the best feeling of calm and transcendence.
When I’m exercising I am VERY present. Especially when exercising in a group class. If I was at home, I could let my mind wander and it didn’t really matter (or least I didn’t think it did) to loose track of what I was doing for a few minutes because I was daydreaming. Being in a group setting immediately makes you more present. I find that I’m REALLY in the flow in yoga. Yoga is a meditation of its own. Being present is part of the practice.
The third area is reading. Do you ever get lost in a book? I do literally! If it’s a good book I get transported elsewhere and loose ALL track of time. This is when I began my focus on reading more clearly. As you have read previously, I have a couple of strategies for getting more reading into my day. I pledged to read in the early morning before starting my day and to take my book with me wherever I go. I have continued this along with other ways to increase my reading time over the last few years and it’s worked beautifully.
This week, try the following:
Take some time to think about activities in your life where you loose track of time.
Plan to make more time for those activities.
Please comment below. I’d love to hear where you find your flow! Thanks for being here!