Sometimes we get caught up in a TON of nonsense. Things that are not that important become overly important, and the mind gets overloaded with random and upsetting thoughts.
Today is one of those days for me. I’m spending too much time thinking about the future and the past, and not wanting to do anything in the moment.
I feel like I need to slow down. And, I know that the best way to be clear-minded and grateful is to be mindful.
But sometimes it’s hard to stop the thoughts going through your head, and you just want to go back to bed so that you can stop thinking.
Sometimes the present moment is just too hard to find.
So, I was chaotically scrolling through videos and web pages trying to figure out what I wanted to do (while thinking I didn’t want to do anything), and I came across the following TED talk.
It’s only 10 minutes long, but if you are in a state where:
- You cannot get your thoughts to slow down
- You can’t remember what there is to be grateful for
- You want to feel like you are present in your life
…then, watch all 10 minutes of it. For me, it felt like visual meditation.
A few points I loved:
In the video, Louie Schwartzberg talks about people’s reactions to his awesome videos, and he says that ‘oh my god’ is something that a lot of people say. He explains that saying as follows:
- Oh – makes you mindful; connects you with the here and now.
- My – Connects with something deep inside of you and allows your inner-self to rise up and be heard.
- God – The personal journey that we all want to be on. The one that keeps us connected to the universe.
Also, he says that 80% of the information we receive comes through our eyes. As soon as I heard this, I looked out my office window and saw the sky in a completely different way. I saw the green being greener, as if the color was popping out at me. And I instantly felt gratitude and present at the same time!
Lastly, the point about this being a unique day really hit home to me. I know this at my core, but I think I need to put a sticky note somewhere (like the following) that reminds me of how unique and special today really is.
So, please share in the comments if the video helped you feel better about today or not. I would love to hear your story of what brought you to this post and how you are leaving it.