Living in the Moment vs Not Doing Squat
Go out and do something. Get out of your Nerfed out house and experience life, the world and all it has to offer.
It’s not about the quantity of the years. It’s about the quality of the years.
Why would somebody want to live to be a hundred years old. Yay – good for them. They managed to last a century.
But they lived in a styrofoam box their whole lives and didn’t do anything? Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
It also sounds like a life wasted.
What does Living in the Moment Mean?
It means going out and doing things. Golfing, sewing, knitting, hiking, trekking and doing it on a whim. Following your passion in life and being free. Free from the constraints that others put on themselves.
Free to be you!
Living in the Moment also means not worrying about others mockery. Others will always be jealous of you and the freedom that you gain by being confident enough to live in the moment and following your dreams.
Those who point, laugh and whisper.
They’re the devils. They are poison to you and themselves. Don’t worry about them.
They are nothing.
Dr. Seuss said it best:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr Seuss
Living on impulse, feelings and emotions and always trusting your gut. That’s what living in the moment means. Go out and travel more, take a road trip, take the time to smell the roses along the way.
What about the others who lived in the moment and did what they wanted to do? They didn’t think about the future, they didn’t think about regrets. They didn’t think about the phone bill that is coming up or is a day past due because they forgot to pay it on time. They lived their lives. They traveled, they did things.
They experienced life as it mattered to them.
I’m not saying don’t pay your bills. Of course, pay your bills! I’m just saying don’t freak out about it for a year because you made one late payment.
Worry, worry, worry, worry and worry some more. Why Don’t Ya, Please.
So what! Big Deal. It’s not the end of the world. You’re not going to die. You got your health. Stop worrying and start living!
If you find yourself worrying about trivial things like that. The worry-cancer will begin to eat away at you every second, every minute and every hour of the day.
Carelessly consuming all the remaining minutes you have of your waking life.
It will consume you. It will run you and it will ruin you.
All while you call yourself living in a padded box (that is only temporarily yours), that you call home. Even if you paid off your mortgage – guess what? It’s still not yours!
You can’t take it with you!
Living in the Moment and Travel
Far too many times I speak to others about why they don’t get out and travel much or do more? The normal answer is that they can’t afford it. In the mean time they are splurging on lunches and dinners. They are also spending hundreds of dollars at the grocery when clearly there is no shortage of food at home.
In fact there is a surplus of food at home and it’s getting wasted!
The amount of money they just blew in a week could have easily paid for a couple of round trip tickets. Sure, they might have been domestic, but at least you could have gone somewhere.
This is mind boggling.
How can you say you can’t afford to go traveling more when you just blew 200 bucks on groceries? How can you say that you can’t afford to travel more when you just blew 200 bucks drinks and eating out this week?
This makes no sense.
But, I don’t have the Time to Travel
This is the other classic excuse. I don’t have the time.
You don’t make the time is what you should really be saying.
Okay, not everybody can afford to take a week, two weeks or more off of work to go somewhere. Not everybody is privileged enough to be location independent.
I get it.
You can still take a weekend and go fly away somewhere. You can even drive somewhere.
There just excuses – all of them.
Book your tickets in advance and save a little money. It’s not hard.
People Love Security
They love their comfy little couch far too much. It’s too much to sacrifice yummy meals for a couple of weeks then to go out and experience life and the world.
It boils down to you don’t want to leave your comfort zone. You don’t want to leave your warm little nest. You are far more happy splurging on overpriced meals and blowing excessive amounts of money on groceries and over stuffing your refrigerator and pantry at home.
That’s the truth.