Memories really matter, and they really help us remember things.
For many reasons, memories are a great way to remember something. Most of the time, memories are a product of our own consciousness, and we can only access them when we are in a particular state. Because of this, it makes sense that remembering stuff is one of the first things we do.
We all have memories, and because of this, we often think that we can share them with the people who matter to us. But in reality, we’re just as likely to just keep their memories for ourselves. To share our memories with others, we need to take the time to recognize them as memories and remember them.
We talk about remembering to be mindful, but this means recognizing the memories as memories. When we remember a certain memory, that’s not because we forgot it. The memory is still around and we need to be honest with ourselves and say, “Yes, I remember that memory.” But when we don’t recognize the memory as a memory but as a habit, we have to be mindful of it too.
We need to talk about remembering to take time to remember to be mindful of our memories. If we don’t, we’ll likely be distracted by the world around us, which is why we should also make time to be mindful of our time.
We have so many habits, routines, impulses, and reactions that it’s easy to forget we’re on autopilot. We think of one thing and we do it. And this is the part that makes it hard to be mindful of our own habits. For example, I tend to get really excited about new cars and I usually try to buy them in a good sale.
As we’re on autopilot for so long we don’t remember how to put them back on. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have to. We can put them back on in the moment. It doesn’t mean that we don’t have to. We can do it. We can get past it. But it has to be done in the moment.
It definitely sounds like you are on autopilot for so long. I can get a lot of it.
It’s a little hard to believe at the time, but it’s true. We have so much time on this planet, and the time we spend with our busy lives is so much of it. It’s hard to think about anything else, and it’s even harder to think about anything else we have to do.
We have an old saying that goes “think about what you can’t do in the moment.” I’m not talking about the idea of what we can’t do. I’m talking about what we can’t do because there is no time for it. We can’t be busy all day. We can’t be doing all over the world. We can’t be doing all the things that we always wanted to be doing. We can’t be doing all of the things we always wanted to be doing.