When We live in a state of self-absorption, does life slip between involuntary thoughts?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez. Concepción, Chile.

The time that we spend engrossed in the involuntary thoughts is often times of great importance. Very frequently we let ourselves be led by the digression. A chain of thoughts happens to take place upon which we have no control and we pay no attention to.

Therefore, it is not merely a major loss of time, even if you think that this distraction accompanies you in a certain way in your moments of solitude.

Normally, that time that you have invested in, to accompany your solitude, does not bring you any kind of benefit. On the contrary, those thoughts that you do not control often cause you sadness, anguish, fear, desire, attachment, etc.

Life is wonderful, the human relationship can be wonderful, but enjoying them requires being present in life, being present in the relationship.

Daydreaming is a way of running away from life. Getting carried away by involuntary thoughts implies that you do not want to enjoy the present moment. We enjoy what we feel, not what we think.

We think about the memories that the past brings us, we think about the desires that we have for the future.

When you feel, you are always in the eternal present.

To enjoy life means to feel what you are living and that requires your presence in life. Whichever moment of feeling the happiness you are waiting for, longing for, you will find it if and only if you attend to your present.

Do not let your life slip through.