Let’s do an experiment. It will take only one minute.
Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Then focus all your attention on your right hand.
Do you feel that?
There is a tingling sensation.
Your hand is vibrant, energy is flowing through it.
If you are like me, this is the first time you’re experiencing your hand like that.
This vibration and aliveness are always there but we don’t notice because we are disconnected from our own body, the present moment, and therefore life.
What else did you feel as you touched the present moment?
Did you get a glimpse of peace, calm and contentment?
You can tap into this feeling whenever you want because it’s always there for you.
Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Here’re 9 more signs you are disconnected from life and how to reconnect with yourself and the present moment.
#2 You lash out
Do you snap easily?
You have no idea what happened you just kick back the ball that landed in front of your feet like a reflex.
When you don’t notice you’re reacting to your experience you’re on autopilot. Your thoughts and emotions are in the driver's seat.
Being connected to life means choosing every reaction carefully after observing your thoughts and feelings about what you experience.
#3 You never pause
When was the last time you did nothing at all?
I don’t mean relaxing on the couch watching Netflix but really doing nothing at all.
We need stillness to be present and connect to ourselves and life.
As Thich Nhat Hanh says ‘If we’re not calm, we can’t listen deeply and understand. But when our mind is calm, we can see reality more clearly, like still water reflecting the trees the…