We can not live happily without an assured future! We have no such assurance. Alan Watts
Our problem is that we can not live total in the here and now and so we have to suffer!
Imagine, you are in an extremely hopeless situation. When you would be totally in the here and now, you would not suffer.
1.) You would not have the time to suffer.
2.) You would be in the flow.
3.) You could even enjoy your time! For instance, all these great heroes in the Wars,- they enjoyed their time because it was so exciting.
Today we live more and more in an abstract world that our mind has created. And so we think that our thoughts are the reality and cannot discriminate between reality and our self-created world from our mind.
Our mind can only live in the past or future. If we are in the here and now there is no space for the mind. Even the time stops, there is no time.
Through our intellectual, we get tempted to live in the past or future.
If our mind creates some problems and wants to solve them in the future our time is ruined.
We waste our time for thinking instead of enjoying.
For what we need positive thinking when we enjoy our time in the here and now?
Our problem is that we are identified with our thoughts.
Our mind controls our enjoying and we can't control our mind!
If we worry:
1.) Make a worry list.
2.) Prioritize your worries, sort the worst worries at first...
3.) Imagine and feel the worst outcome of your worries, and write them down.
4.) Find for every worry a solution.
5.) And your worries are done or over!
The remedy is to meditate to enjoy our here and now and to drop our thinking.
Make Qigong for your spleen.
On the left side, beneath the rib cage is the spleen.
Sit down on a chair. We approach the rib cage from the belly and then grip with both hands under our rib cage as deeply as possible. Start to massage the spleen under the rib cage while making the sound 'Hu' (English: Who). After some time we alter the procedure then tap this area with one hand on the ribs and the other below the navel, while continuously making the 'Hu' sound. Make this for at least 5 minutes.