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It Isn’t Always a Good Idea to Be Present in the Moment

We hear how important it is to be present in the moment, but is it always a good idea? When Not to Be Present in the Moment Learning to be present in the moment is an admirable goal. When we are fully focused on what is happening in the present moment, feel gratitude for all we have right now and make better decisions. However, there are times when you should aspire not to present in the moment. Letting your mind wander to the past and future can help you to achieve your goals and experience self-understanding, self-acceptance, and self-love. It’s true that reminiscing about the past, thinking of the good old days when you were younger and more fit, accomplished, admired, or respected might make you melancholy, especially if you have regrets. Maybe listening to the music of your past gives you bittersweet Pleasure as you think about the joy you had and the pleasures that may never come again. But what if you could recapture aspects of the self you were when those songs were popular, when you felt the possibilities for your life were boundless? Imagine yourself as you are today, standing next to the self you once were, sharing each others’ energy, emotions, and wisdom. Imagine you could bring with you the excitement yet keep your wisdom, gained through experience. What if you could regain much of what you lost or left behind? If your mind wanders to the future, do you tell yourself you shouldn’t daydream, that you should be realistic? Maybe you should not be so quick to stop your mind from pondering the possibilities of what might be. Or perhaps you think about what lies ahead and become anxious. Do you worry about what you might lose or how you might suffer, or do...

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