The mind that constantly seeks self improvement creates disconnection with living in the present moment … which is the only place where we experience life fully.
If we go through life trying to make ourselves better, wanting to improve, then we can miss out on living fully.
It’s a bit like searching for your camera to capture the moment, but missing the moment itself because you were looking for the camera.
When we focus on what we want to achieve in the future, we so often miss out on the present. And even when we reach the goal, the ego-mind will judge what we have achieved now and compare it to what we had before… or what might be better next.
We become preoccupied with thoughts about the past and future and forget to live in the here and now.
I’m not saying it isn’t worth setting goals or working towards a vision of the future. The key is to remain aware of each moment as we move forward with our lives.
Taking time for pausing and self inquiry is a powerful practice. I call it finding your middle ground.
So set aside the books, videos, blogs and TED Talks for now, and slow down. Get to know your inner world, and learn to love your self.
Your relationship with yourself lasts a lifetime. Take the time to understand and appreciate your quirky, imperfect and wonderful self, and enjoy the journey together.