In a constant search of making my life one to remember, I have often had an inkling that this mindfulness thing was important. Everyone that I know who seem really happy and satisfied didn’t necessarily have a lot of stuff-they just seemed to be able to tune into what was going on around them. In retrospect, all of my fond memories revolve around people or being outdoors, not being in a rush…just being.
It is only now that I know that this state of being is called ‘mindfulness’. After watching a surprisingly good program on the ABC’s Making Australia Happy, I realised that everything they talked, I knew somehow but had forgotten along the way.
Now that I am approaching thirty and have come to the understanding that I am not going to be a rock star or a Nobel prize winner, perhaps just having a happily memorable experience would suffice. When I become busy, I often feel disconnected with reality. This seems to be happening more often. I find long periods of disconnect leave me feeling tired and depressed. I also feel that time passes faster when I am in this state but if I try to recall anything it just feels like it was one long unending day
I think I have much to learn from The Three Questions. Constantly living my life waiting to be somewhere else is not something I wish to recall on my deathbed. After all, according to Rickie Lee: “You never know when you are making a memory.”