When was the last time you stopped long enough to ask yourself anything more than:
That’s the trouble with all the talk on slowing down etc, it still takes effort — assuming, that is, you believe you can will anything.
On the few occasions you’ve experienced this moment — i.e. the now — have you ever asked what’s happening?
A lack of time?
A lack of inclination?
Or, most likely, you can’t see the relevance to your life?
I get it.
Honestly, I understand why navel-gazing isn’t productive when set again the raft of things you might otherwise be doing.
But then again, you might be exhausted in constantly seeking, and never finding, equanimity. Sure, there’s momentary bliss in doing something new or something that you think brings you pleasure but it soon wears off.
The now isnt’ like that.
In fact, if you’re willing to go further than another exitential investigation and really quesiton your ordinary, everyday experience you might discover the immensity of waking up to everthing that this moment offers.
Then again, you might not.
For me, the great insight is to understand that there’s nowhere to go, nothing to do in finding true happiness. Our conditioned lives might point in a different direction but that will only take you so far.
If you’re interested, I offer a limited number of places for coaching clients where I ask you to consider your direct experience of life and what it means to awaken to true self.