Moving from Zombieland to Presentville

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(Photo credit: Convenience Store Gourmet)

Do you go through life like a zombie — mindlessly going through your daily routine?  I do!

Here’s a little incident that happened to me last week.  Most of the time, I take a commuter train to my job.  But one day, I missed the window of time to catch the train, so I decided to drive.

Later that day, I got off work and stepped out the door only to find a commuter train pulling up, so I hopped on, settled into a comfy seat and pulled out a newspaper.

About 15 minutes later, I was rocked out of my twilight zone when I suddenly realized my car wasn’t waiting for me at the other end of the tracks … it was back downtown in a parking garage.

I pulled myself together, gathered up my belongings and my pride, and I got off the train to catch one heading in the opposite direction.  At the time, I kinda laughed about it and felt stupid at the same time.

Did you ever notice that the most spaced out people tend to work at Fast Food Restaurants?  It must be something about making the same food over-and-over that puts them into trances.

A Hamburger, fries, and a coke from a fast-foo...

A pet peeve of mine is when you go into the drive-thru lane and order a “cheeseburger with fries and a Coke?”  What happens next is a symptom that the person on the other end of the speaker is not all there, when she replies, “Do you want cheese on that burger?  Did you want a drink?”

You sit there in total frustration, having just told her the answers to those questions.  But she spaced you out … she didn’t hear your words … it didn’t register in her brain.  Instead, she went into her automatic speal.

In an article “Spacing Out Half the Day Makes People Unhappy in Harvard Study,” the author says in the journal Science that “people spend half their waking hours thinking about something other than what they are doing” and a Harvard study showed that “wandering minds tend to lead to unhappiness.”

What’s this all mean?  If we spend half our time residing in negative Lalaland it’s difficult to manifest your heart’s desires, so it’s best to move from Zombieland to Presentville.

To start you on that trip, below are a few quotes as shown on goodread.com from Eckhart Tolle, a Law of Attraction spiritual leader who is one of the biggest proponents of living in the present moment:

Head-shot of Eckhart Tolle from directly in fr...

Eckhart Tolle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The past has no power over the present moment.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ― Eckhart TolleThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”― Eckhart Tolle

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.” ― Eckhart TolleA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.” ― Eckhart Tolle

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