As I look into the eyes of many passerby’s,
It’s as if they are not here mentally.
They’re lost in thoughts a thousand miles away
It’s amazing how alive and awake a person can appear to be,
when in fact he is existing absently.
In this absent condition, he is physically present but his mind is elsewhere.
To exist absently is the reason for so much depression.
Life is mechanical and the days are boring,
because one senses deep inside that something is missing.
And, even though possibilities abound and wonderful circumstances await,
when you exist absently, you find nothing worthwhile to anticipate.
Now the secret:
and are missing many possibilities that are right in front of you,
and when you make the effort to do what you do with presence of mind,
rather than absent mindedness
then that which you experienced as misery you begin experiencing as ecstasy.
For, to become aware of one’s unawareness is the beginning of a grand new journey.
You are filled with your own awareness, which lights up your entire beingness.
And the things that felt meaningless you are able to make meaningful.
And that is the secret to living in the present!
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