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Eight Ways to Enter the Present Moment


Kie Einzelgänger




How to enter the present moment? These are 8 ways!


Many spiritual and religious traditions talk about a human tendency to spend too much time outside the present moment. According to a Harvard University study, we spent almost 50% of the time we are awake, not thinking about what we are doing. So what are we thinking about instead? Well, we either ruminate about things that happened in the past.

Or we worry about things that yet have to come. The latter often goes hand in hand with fantasies about negative outcomes. This is not only time consuming, it also evokes emotions that might cause unnecessary pain. I think it's clear why the Buddhist and stoics tell us to live in the present moment. Now, the big question is how.

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