Live in the Present Moment Two Tips to Tame Run Away Thoughts
If you want to live in the present moment and tame your run-away thoughts, all you need to do is learn from animals and think like an antelope. Seriously, stay with me.
I love animals, so I am interested in watching animal documentaries. One documentary talked about animal behavior. I had never given it much thought but man is the only animal that worries and dwells on an event. No other animal does that.
Take for example, an antelope living in Africa. It’s quietly eating grass when a lion comes out of nowhere. It panics and jumps into survival mode and takes off running. The lion pursues it with all of its power, but the antelope leaps over a stream and careens through some dense trees and the lion halts its pursuit.
What does the antelope do next? It goes back to finishing its lunch like nothing ever happened. The antelope doesn’t go to the antelope watering hole and retell the story over and over again to any animals present. The event is over.
As humans, what would we do? We’d be replaying the entire event over in our heads. We’d be looking around every corner wondering if the lion was coming back. We’d be telling anyone who would listen about this experience.
Since we have a human mind and not an antelope mind, what can we do to have more present moment thinking? Here are two tips to tame run-away thoughts.