I’m Sorry …Posted: March 18, 2014 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: Anger, balance, Bliss, blogging, compassion, exercise, fear, fitness, freshly pressed, friends, happiness, health, life, love, lust, meditation, Omaha, passion, perspective, Solitude, thoughts, yoga, Zen 3 Comments
Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future-
” … Of course! Your blog is just another way of saying we all want to live in a hedonic present, a present where everything is easy and we suffer no consequences for making “whatever” choices we make, the moment we make them. If only more people took notice of how unsuccessful and unhappy a life would be, from adopting a living in the present moment only approach. Are we too lost in ourselves to strike a balance!”
Balance from whose perspective? Mine, that dude over yonder, or your own …
Moving forward, one of the main undercurrents to keep in mind as you skim over these posts is: To whom do you owe your greatest allegiance? Do you owe your allegiance to your yoga studio, running club, cycling team, your family, your abusive workout regime?
Life, isn’t just a competition between our now self and our future self. We have for all intents and purposes, an infinite number of future selves, all of whom potentially have competing interests and competing desires.
The question we face when deciding to do “whatever“: Do we abuse our bodies now or save ourselves for the future? Or rather, how much time and energy do we spend now and how much do we save for later in life? In both of these cases, the answer is – It depends … Dude.
I’m not understanding this post at all as it seems to contrary to the rest of your posts I’ve read which have seemed to be focused on living in the now, being present in the moment, honoring yourself in the moment.
I feel that when we honor NOW, really honor now, live in the now, which most people don’t do, we create a better future, as we are being authentic, loving, in cooperation with the now and what we are guided to do and be in the moment.
The focal point of the post is this – “To whom do you owe your greatest allegiance?” … Many folks define themselves by their activity and not their true spirit. That in essence, is what I am trying to put forth in my post. Do you dwell and live vicariously through the past? Do you spend your day dreaming of the future? I’m exploring different ways of addressing our true spirit 😉
Ah…..I totally missed it 🙂 You so often write about being mindful and living in the NOW, and then I read this post to say it was hedonistic to live in the now and I got confused.