On and off autopilot

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Each day can easily be lived through, by simply going through the motions. Functioning on autopilot is probably what John Lennon was referring to when he said “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”.

Choosing to be present in mind for as much time as possible probably requires more energy than when we just float along. Does it make things easier or better for the person? The answer to this question lies in the nature of what each individual has assembled as a subconscious mind.

Taking an interest in the process of actively being present can shake a lot of things up. Where does it lead to?

Having learnt recently that one can only find personal fulfilment through engaging with one’s inner inclinations, the journey towards accepting one’s pure self is evoking childhood memories, sometimes sweet and at other times harrowing.

What does distraction or getting out of one’s self have to do with this? Nothing at all, it seems.