For many people, life zooms past once they reach their working age. Daily, it’s the same flash regimen of awakening, going to work, coming back from work, and sleeping. It’s no wonder why you’ll ask yourself, “How did I get old so quick? Where did all the time go?”
The issue is in the routine work. The human mind has this practice called deletion. Anything that keeps repeating, memory does not record, simply since it’s unworthy paying attention to.
So how can we slow down our experience of time and not let our lives slip by in a flash?
The response lies in developing mindfulness– a heightened state of awareness of one’s actions, sensations, and thoughts. However if you cannot do that yet, you can begin by practicing the 3 Magic Bedtime Questions.
As you lie in bed in the evening, ask and respond to these 3 questions prior to you drop off to sleep:
1. Exactly what is something I am grateful for today?
2. What do I look forward to tomorrow?
3. Exactly what would I prefer to dream about tonight?
Why do I call these easy questions magical? Well, let me inform you the logic behind them. The first concern requires you to analyze your day to discover something you’re grateful for. As you do that, not only will you discover something to be grateful for, you will also have actually recalled your entire day. In Neuro-Linguistic Programming, we call this recapping experience. Think of putting your everyday experience into a bottle, putting a cap on it, and identifying it.
The 2nd concern requires you to look forward in time and imagine exactly what’s going to take place tomorrow. When you have something to look forward to, it creates a natural anticipation and drive.
The 3rd question exposes your innermost desires due to the fact that we naturally opt to dream about what we want and want for. This clarifies our instructions and function.
Carry out the 3 Magic Bedtime Questions nighttime, and time will slow down. You will keep in mind more about your life, and have greater clarity of mind to do what counts, before your time goes out.
I also suggest reading ‘Mindfulness In Plain English’, by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. In clear language, he reveals you how to establish Mindfulness, through the practice of Vipassana Meditation. A informative and well-written book.
Why do I call these basic questions magical? The very first concern needs you to think through your day to discover something you’re grateful for. Having numerous of these bottles in your mind, sorts your memories into significant experiences, rather than having them as one large clump called, “My Working Years– 20 to 50 years old”.