Friday, November 13, 2009
There's a lot to be said for being in and attending to the present moment. It enables you to experience life and to live fully. NOT being present often causes us to miss out on experiences or to not completely enjoy them because our minds are somewhere else instead of taking in all that is happening in the moment.
I wonder, though, if there's a place for NOT being present. Sometimes I enjoy fantasizing about things that will probably never take place outside of the confines of my mind. I often relish remembering the details of a particularly wonderful experience. (Although I would have had to be fully present during the experience to notice the details I later wish to recall).
Sometimes I don't feel like being present. Sometimes it's nice to just let my mind wander where it will. I wonder if there's anything wrong with that.