Imagine you’re standing with a group of people, contemplating a beautiful sunrise. But while others drink in the view, you struggle. You’re preoccupied with your projects and worries. You think about the future and the past. You’re not really present to appreciate the experience. So rather than enjoy the sunrise, you let the richness of the moment slip by.
Suppose, instead, you took a different approach. What if, as your mind wanders, you direct your focus to your in-breath and out-breath?
- Thich Nhat Hanh, Happiness