One of the major reasons why we fail to find happiness or to create
unique lifestyle is because we have not yet mastered the art of being.
While we are home our thoughts are still absorbed with solving the
challenges we face at the office. And when we are at the office we
find ourselves worrying about problems at home.
We go through the day without really listening to what others are
saying to us. We may be hearing the words, but we aren't absorbing the
As we go through the day we find ourselves focusing on past
experiences or future possibilities. We are so involved in yesterday
and tomorrow that we never even notice that today is slipping by.
We go through the day rather than getting something from the day. We
are everywhere at any given moment in time except living in that
moment in time.
Lifestyle is learning to be wherever you are. It is developing a
unique focus on the current moment, and drawing from it all of the
substance and wealth of experience and emotions that it has to offer.
Lifestyle is taking time to watch a sunset. Lifestyle is listening to
silence. Lifestyle is capturing each moment so that it becomes a new
part of what we are and of what we are in the process of becoming.
Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And
until we learn to be there, we will never master the art of living
-- Jim Rohn
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