Last week, Amazon announced they are developing technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less.
Is life really so urgent that we need this?
When was the last time you slowed down and enjoyed the present moment: the sun on your skin, the breeze in the air, a bird chirping, the smell of rain?
When was the last time you immersed yourself in conversation with someone else without giving in to the urge to plan what you're going to say next?
When was the last time you did anything for an extended period without checking your smartphone?
Our minds always want to be doing "something else." You're at work, but you are thinking about being at home. You're at home, but you are thinking about being at work. You're with someone, but you are thinking about someone (or something) else.
Staying present is a skill you develop. In doing so, you distance yourself from your restless mind. It requires effort, though - you are reversing a lifetime of conditioning that keeps you lost in thoughts about anything except what's happening right here and now.
Start developing that skill today. Go for a walk and listen to the sounds around you. Feel your feet as they touch the ground.
And, don't take your phone with you!
"Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet." - Thich Nhat Hanh
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