When was the last time you did something for the first time?

ClownEsperanzahOr when did you last do something you usually do, but in a different way? Or when did you again do something you used to like but stopped doing?

Habits tend to envelope us like a costume over time and as the years go by, the costume gets ever tighter until our thoughts and bodies become restricted. The older we get, the more stuck we are in our habits and the more loath we become to change them. This is where we stop going forward; we judge everything according to old conceptions and experiences that might no longer be valid, only to find that the same stuff keeps happening over and over again. As Mr Einstein said: “Insanity  is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Recognizing and changing habits is not always so easy, you have to pay attention to yourself. We react according to our belief- or thought-patterns. Start changing stuff; one thing (or thought) a day. Take another route to work, try new food, colours, clothes..Re-arrange your living-room. Take time to listen carefully to what you hear and find new ways of assimilating information. Learn to live in the moment and allow every new thing to be just that; A new thing. Ask questions.

Living in the moment is not about floating around, being unorganized or just living for the moment day by day. It’s about being there; in an open and receptive way. By experiencing the moment and learning something from it, no matter how insignificant. You never know when that insignificant piece of information may actually come in handy… And trust me, it will, sooner or later. Until then you can enjoy small pleasures that give lots of joy…Gunga

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