Life

Wikipedia defines “Rock-paper-scissors is a hand game usually played by two people, where players simultaneously form one of three shapes with an outstretched hand. The “rock” beats scissors, the “scissors” beat paper and the “paper” beats rock; if both players throw the same shape, the game is tied”

Our life is Rock-paper-scissors game played in mind between past,present and future,The game is between our thoughts played in our mind constantly, our actions are the driven by winning thoughts. However one key difference from Rock-paper-scissors is that there is no one element having a constant upper hand over other element.

We are constantly living in past or future with very brief periods in present. Hold yourselves for this moment – Are you in present ? This answers how the mind keeps tricking us to keep in constant flux

What drives these battles

Anxiety  – Present vs Future

Fear -Past vs Present

Indecision -Past vs Future

How can I overcome these battles ? –  By being in present or making the present win, message is simple – living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh , practicing this would make a ton of difference to alleviate your  anxiety,fear and indecision.

How can I live in present ?

Monitor your thoughts be a gate keeper, then you will start understanding patterns – how mind tricks you to be always in past or future. Once you understand these patterns you can enjoy being silent observer.Enlightenment can be found in releasing attachment to the mind and by experiencing life directly in the moment. By letting go of the past and the future, we abide in the present, until even that fades into a luminous emptiness.

Have a blissful weekend.

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