We are doing everything to achieve something else
Rarely do we do something for itself:
- we study to get a degree and/or find a job,
- we work to make money,
- we go out or rest to “recharge our batteries”.
- we even swim in the sea, because “it is good for our health”, not because we like it.
Out of everything we expect to get some “benefit”. That’s where human misery begins. And it continues with our attachment to the acquired “benefits”.
Children’s joyful mindset is just the opposite
They don’t do anything because they expect something in exchange. They do everything because they like doing it. They play for the sake of the game.
They use whatever they find in front of them. They turn a branch into a sword or bow, they skillfully skip stones in the water, they jump and do somersaults, they build castles in the sand…
They do everything with the greatest devotion of the world. They give it their all, the best of themselves, using all their knowledge, imagination, all their power…
Live each moment to the full!
This way of thinking is called “Live in the moment”. Even if we believe that happiness doesn’t really exist, that our life is just “a string of random moments” and has nothing to do with choice or mindset, the conclusion is the same: Live each moment to the full, so that this ‘string of moments’ called Life becomes colorful, interesting, beautiful!