I love a quote, which may sound a little silly, but I heard it while watching Kung Fu Panda a few years back. It goes… Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
I recite this to myself almost every day. And even if it came from a children’s animated movie, the words allow me to stay focused on the present. I, like most, tend to spend hours lost in my head. I see the mind as a whole other universe, existing on top of our present reality. This universe that exists in all of us is uniquely catered to the body of its beholder. We all have different moral codes and ethics however, there is one commonality in everyone’s mini world:
We spend most of our time worrying about the future and questioning the past rather than living in the present.
Loneliness is something every person goes through at some point in life, and amidst a global pandemic, where communication with others is mainly through cell phones, everyone seems to be struggling with it. Since our minds all work in different ways, it is hard to see eye to eye with those around us. That is why I think we all feel so alone.
The moral of the story here is that we all live very different lives, and sharing what you’re genuinely going through will benefit you in the end. Speaking about things allows you to finally deal with intrusive thoughts in the present rather than letting them dictate your future.