Saturday, June 12, 2010

How can we enjoy things more?

Simplify things - Less is more.

Have you noticed that when you limit the inputs to your brain, you actually seem to enjoy things more? You seem to be able to concentrate better and remember more things. You seem to get more pleasure from simpler things just because you are there, paying more attention, able to think deeper about what you are doing and about everything around you.

When we are constantly bombarded by information and advertising from the Internet, TV, movies, magazines, newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, cell phones/texting, iPads/iPhones, Blackberrys, etc., we have no choice but to react to this incessant stream of information demanding our attention. How are we supposed to find the time to just think about who we are? What is important to us?

When was the last time you had time to slow the world around you to analyze and observe, or to get to know yourself better? Was it at a time when these distractions disappeared? A trip to the mountains perhaps?

So, let's limit our exposure to things that rob us of time to enjoy our lives. If we are constantly reacting to somebody else's inputs, we are living somebody else's life. Remember, less is more.

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