It is very important to create qualitative ideals. What you are today is just a reflection of your actions in the past. What you will be in future will be a reflection of what you are doing today. It is very important to take control of the present, because it is a link between what was and what will be. This moment is the only moment you live in. You can either let the mind wander in the past or ponder upon the future. It is necessary to take control of your present.
Live in the Moment
But taking control of the present moment isn’t easy. The reason we feel so good when we practise mindfulness meditation is because mindfulness is something we haven’t been practising in the past. We’ve either lived in the future or in the past. When you are mindful about your actions, your body, your heart, your problems, and everything around you, a possibility takes place. With mindfulness, it becomes easier to take better decisions.
There is a simple way to become mindful in the present and learn to access the past simultaneously – journaling. Find yourself a good notebook or a diary and write down whatever you feel like writing about every day. Keep jotting down things you are doing. Experiment self-improvement hacks. List them and note the results.
Read your notes after a month. For example, note down what’s happening in your life right now. Your health, relationships, your state of mind during the day. Now, note down the things you will do to improve upon them. Give them a review date after 30 days. Do this everyday. Write what you did today. Read what you did 30 days ago. The person you were and the person you have become will have differences.
This will help you understand better. For example, let’s take a health issue you’re suffering from. Let’s say you have asthma. It is acute and you wish for a cure. Start practising Nitaai Breathing exercise every morning. Write down your asthmatic symptoms, attacks and everything you are experiencing every day. Put a review date of 30 days. See how each day is changing you. Observe how Nitaai Breathing and Nitaai Listening are improving your life gradually.
See the Difference, Feel the Difference
You will be collecting a huge amount of data about yourself. You’ll be able to analyze and witness the results for yourself. You don’t need someone to confirm the benefits of Nitaai Breathing or any other exercise for you. You are doing it yourself. You’re diagnosing the problem and you are noting down the improvements.
When you combine Nitaai Breathing with journaling, you feel an urge to become better than before because you see improvement. You see that just practising Nitaai Breathing for 5-10 minutes has changed you dramatically. It has improved the way you look at things. You are open to new ideas. A strange calmness and alertness takes over you simultaneously. Everything around you feels simple and acceptable. You find yourself living in a genuine positive urge to improve and excel.