I’ve pondered this statement all week. Life is lived in the mundane. Such a simple statement that holds oh so much truth and wisdom. Live is lived in the mundane! We live our lives day by day. Some constantly live in the past. Others live in the future. Who truly lives in the present? My Buddhist side tells me to live in the present, to believe that it is important to be present and mindful in order to bring joy and happiness to our lives.
Life is lived in the mundane.
This is what it is to live in the present. We should consider the daily joys of life. The little things! When we are constantly considering what went wrong in the past or how we could have changed our present if only we had done this, or hadn’t done that, we are not living in the present but rather living in the past. When we are constantly looking forward to that next vacation or that next new adventure to get us out of the drudgery of daily life, we are not living in the present, but rather living in the future. These things steal the joy from the now.
Life is lived in the mundane!
Consider today. Consider where you are right now. What joy is present in your life? It doesn’t need to be expensive or dependent on anyone but yourself. Find the joy in the now. Life is lived day by day. Be present in the mundane. Find the precious in the every day. Observe. Ponder. Watch the young and impressionable humans discover the beauty in a dandelion. Relish those little conversations while stuck in traffic on your way to dance or soccer. Breathe your lion breath in yoga practice today and really consider how wonderful it feels. Meditate. Dance. Create. Live. Because one day you just might look back into the past to see that you never truly lived.
Live your life in the mundane.