There are moments, days and weeks when I feel extremely frustrated, unhappy and miserable. From reading mindfulness books I have learned that all these feelings are the disease of mind. The solution is to be in a present moment, not a second in the past or a second in the future, but now, simply because there cant be nothing wrong now…
The joy of being
To alert you that you have allowed yourself to be taken over by psychological time, you can use simple criterion.
ASK YOURSELF: Is there joy, ease, and lightness in what I am doing? If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as burden or a struggle.
If there is no joy, ease, or lightness in what you are doing, it does not necessarily mean that you need to change what you are doing. It may be sufficient to change the how. “How” is always more important than “what”. See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it. Give your fullest attention to whatever moment presents. This implies that you also completely accept what is, because you cannot give your full attention to something and at the same time resit it.
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of present moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with sense of quality, care, and love-even the most simple action.- From the book “Practicing the power of now”