It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. I knew a guy who had a bed of flowers in front of his house and when I asked him about them he asked “What flowers?”
Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your sense of well being and happiness.
Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. I like to call it “Open your eyes, yo!”
You may think about happiness in terms of what you have: your income, home or car, or your job. Research shows that what we do and the way we think have the biggest impact on our happiness and well being.
Becoming more aware of the present moment means noticing the sights, smells, sounds and tastes that you experience, as well as the thoughts and feelings that occur from one moment to the next.
Just think about it.
2 thoughts on “Always Keep Your Eyes Open”
You are so right! When it comes to material things, they come and go, but what we think, say, and do is really what matters the most. I had open heart back in 2011, and just last year in April I had to get a pace maker. I’m greatful, but I get down at times, because this has changed everything in my life. Even, the way people view me seems different. But, I know the inside of the story, and I’m glad to be here, no matter. I can still do my art and live the best I can. Hey, if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything, and that is something money can not buy! You guys are great, keep up the wonderful things you do, and put out! I have an art page on Facebook. Ronnie Taulbee, then click on Art by R.Taulbee
Awesome story! Thank you for sharing Ronnie! I’ll definitely check out your art page when I get a chance.