Mindfulness is full awareness of what is happening to you, as well as what is happening around you. Mindfulness creates deep concentration of the mind to see who you really are, and why you think people are what you believe they are. These perceptions may result in positive or negative actions and reactions that may positively or negatively affect your life and living. Without this mindfulness, it is almost impossible for anyone to appreciate what is genuine human goodness in self as well as in others, let alone putting it into prevalent practice. It is this intense presence of mind in the present moment—which is timelessness—that enables you to have better and clearer observation and perception of self and others.
Staying in the present moment enables you to confront with courage and honesty your subconscious identification with the thoughts and memories that are deeply embedded in your subconscious mind. Maybe you are not as good a person as you think you are, or maybe others are not as bad as you presume they are. To become a better and happier you requires conviction and courage that you may be afraid to confront. The wisdom of living in the present moment is to dis-identify yourself from your mind so that you become only an observer of what is happening on the movie screen, instead of being a real participant in that movie.
All in all, according to the Okinawa Centenarian Study, those people who live to a ripe old age have one thing in common: they are basically good, and they also see goodness in others. Without human goodness, it is almost impossible to have healthy aging. Without mindfulness and timelessness, it is difficult to see goodness in self, or to appreciate goodness in others.
Be wise in order to be good and happy, and live your life as if everything is a miracle.
Be A Better andHappier You With Tao Wisdom: This book is about using human wisdom to become wiser and happier. It also includes the translation and the complete text of Tao Te Ching an ancient Chinese classic by the famous sage, Lao Tzu, on human wisdom.
The HappinessWisdom: This book helps you create your own happiness recipe based on ancient wisdom, contemporary wisdom, and spiritual wisdom. Your recipe has to be yours, and only you can create it, because it’s you who will be going on your life journey.
Copyright© 2018 by Stephen Lau