If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You won't lose yourself in the external world, and you won't lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desires may still be there to some extent, but they won't take you over.
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Identification with your mind causes thought to become compulsive.
To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important.
Try observing your thought patterns.
You'll notice that maximum percentage of your thoughts are about the past or the future.
How many of us have had our breakfast being completely engrossed in the moment and enjoyed the taste of our food? So train your brain on observing and focussing in the present activity that you are doing:
The breakfast tastes so good.
The sky is so blue.
My body feels so healthy and active.
Another easier activity is practicing gratitude.
Maintain a journal and write down the points for which you are grateful for in the present moment whenever your mind wanders off.
Remember practice is the key!
The art of inner-body awareness will develop into a completely new way of living, a state of permanent connectedness with Being, and will add a depth to your life that you have never known before.
The more you are able to honor and accept the Now, the more you are free of pain, of suffering -- and free of the egoic mind.
Four principles of Eckhart Tolle.
The only moment that will ever happen to you is now. There is no future yet and past days are history. They won't come back. You are only in this moment so enjoy every second and take what's the best from it. You need to focus as well as you can at it and live like that's the most beautiful experience in your life.
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