time is an illusion

If you're really having fun, enjoying the moment you don't really think about the time. It just flies by.

Time is an illusion.

Your best moments are over before you notice it.

Because those moments are rare, we cling to them, we think that maybe we won't achieve that kind of presence anymore.

That's also an illusion.

Be grateful of the time you had and move on. Those memories will always live in you.

Life has good moments, life has bad moments. That's fine. The more you're able to live in the moment the more alive you feel.

It's easier to live in the moment when it's a good moment. When it's a bad moment we try to escape it.

Don't stress about whether your time is spent well or bad.

When you think about if something is worth your time you cease to enjoy the moment.

Think about a really happy memory where time really just flew by. It was a moment where you had so much fun, you didn't stop for a second to think about if this is what you should be doing. You just enjoyed the moment.

That's what living in the moment means, there's no extra stuff in your head, just the current moment.

Simple, everyday mundane things can be such joyous if you're able to shut off that part of your brain which is always evaluating, always running from death.

Time just passes by, you can't spend it "correctly"

So enjoy the moment, whether it's conquering a mountain or doing dishes.


“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you're no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn't just a means to an end but a unique event in itself....To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountains which sustain life, not the top.”
-Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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