Have you ever had a dreadful feeling from the beginning of a day? It was like you want to get everything over with as soon as possible. This is caused by the mind’s tendency to not stay at the moment.
When we stay at the present moment and relaxed, the mind is light and awake. However, whenever the mind drift from one thing to another, it is heavy and exhausted. It is because the mind is always attracted to regrets or unfinished businesses. If we let the mind drift off like this day after day with little mindful moments, dreadful feelings accumulates. Then the vitality of life will be gone gradually.
The joy in life is not caused by something exciting or dramatic. It actually exists in the present moments. When we allow the mind to come home, it is accepted to be its natural self. Then we will be free.