One of the things I try to do is be mindful and present in the moment. I’m not saying I’m great at it. I just try to do it. I read somewhere once that your mind is kind of like a puppy. You can tell it to stay and pay attention, but pretty soon it’s going to go skipping off somewhere else. Like a lot of people, I’ve found that meditation is a good practice for training the puppy that is my brain to stay. That, however, is a long term project.
A great resource for that project is the feature of this week’s Video Book Club, Wherever You Go, There You Are
by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I’ve read the book at least twice and am starting it again this week. In this video clip, I explain why it’s worth reading (more than once) and how I’ve used it: