Forgetting about the Past and Future
Where is your mind most of the time? It's right here, you might say - or is it? Most of us spend a lot of time dwelling on memories of the past and worrying about what may or may not happen in the future. When we’re at work, we fantasise about being on vacation; on vacation, we worry about work.
Mindfulness helps break this habitual thinking by bringing us back to the present. The past is over and the future has not happened so right now, life is just as it is.
It doesn’t mean that we let go of all our creative musings, reflections on the past or abstract thinking. But by being aware, we can choose to disengage from these thoughts and focus on the present moment, or engage and use the creative functions of our minds.