日有所进

原文链接:http://zenhabits.net/feel/

 

我崇尚简约清静的生活,但是如果我们不能这样生活呢?我们是否注定了要焦虑、悲伤地生活?不!下面我就要跟你们分享一种改变你生活的方法。过去几个月来我尝试了这种方法,很有效!它将会让你:

         更关注当下;

         更融入你所从事的事情;

         更轻松地生活;

         更从容地面对未知的事物。

一个小方法带来了这么多好处,不算差吧?那我们一起来吧!

忙与闲

一般来说我们两种生活状态。平日我们会很忙;当然我们有一些琐碎的时间,那时候我们就闲下来了,好比旅游、海滩度假、SPA、公园闲逛的时候。当我们少一点思考,多一点对周遭的感触时,我们就闲了下来。我们沐浴着阳光,望云卷云舒,好似回到了童年时代。可我们现在却尽力让儿童变得成人化,以便他们更好地替企业主卖命。儿童长大了,成为我们现在的摸样。每周都疲于奔命,偶得闲暇。可互联网又占用了这一点点闲暇,我们沉溺其中,无视周遭的多彩世界。该怎么办才能像儿童般闲适,去感触每时每刻的美好生活?

只要你愿意,你就可以。

禅境

 

当你安闲时,我们可以感触到惠风和畅、旭日光芒、流水潺潺,我们欢乐开怀,我们享受大自然的多姿多彩。我们用感触代替思考,这种感触从身体的各端汇入脑海,让我们倍感轻松。

让我们再次尝试进入这种状态。你可能正面对着电脑或手机屏幕,你脑海里是互联网的虚拟世界,但你的躯体却在真实的物理世界。如果你坐着,那你可以感触到椅子。你的背可能弓着,手指触摸着键盘或鼠标。你周围的空气是冷是暖?你注意到周围的声音么?摸着你的下巴,感受你的呼吸。当你把你的注意力放在你的感触上,你进入了放松的状态。尽管不是完全放松,但是感觉和你度假的放松完全一样。

当你学会了这个办法,你可以随时随地使用。如果你在冲凉,感受水流,水的温度,水的声响。如果你在吃饭,感受每一口的不一样,闻食物的香味,感受你的手把事物送到嘴里的过程。把它当工作一般对待。你可以在打电话、回邮件、开会途中,注意你的感受、身边的色彩、人性的声音、你的呼吸……当你在家做家务、做饭的时候,你也可以做。当你整日都去关注这些点滴,你就可以一直享受这样的状态。

而它会改变所有你做的事情——乾坤大挪移。你从忙忙碌碌到关注当下,时时抱怨到享受每时每刻。

生活需要你的关注,而非你的漠视。

 

I’m a big proponent of slowing down, simplifying, doing less, and being less busy … but what if you can’t?

What if your life can’t be made less busy — are you doomed to a life of anxiety and unhappiness?

No. I’m going to share with you a very simple tool that might just transform your life. It’s something I’ve been trying in the last few months, and I can attest that it works brilliantly.

This one little method will help you to:

  • Be more present, so life doesn’t rush past you without you noticing.
  • Enjoy every activity you do more, so life is better all the time.
  • Feel more relaxed, so every day is as good as a vacation.
  • Be ready to handle anything that comes your way.

Not bad for a very tiny method, no? Let’s dive in.

Busy vs. relaxed

Normally we have two different modes in life. There’s the busy of our everyday lives, and then there’s the relaxed mode, which happens when we have some unstructured time: vacation, a day at the beach, a spa getaway, some time in the park with the kids.

Relaxed mode is one where we perhaps think less and feel more. We just soak in the sun, the sounds, the sensations. This is a child-like time, because it’s the mode that young children are in the most. We do our best to train kids not to be like this, so they can be good workers when they grow up and serve our corporate masters.

And so we grow up to be in busy mode most of the week, and if we’re lucky we get a day or two, maybe only an hour or two of relaxed mode. When the Internet sucks us in, we have less relaxed mode because the Internet keeps us in our minds, and we forget about the physical world around us.

How can we change this? How can we bring the child-like relaxed, sensory mode back into our everyday lives, not just during breaks and meditation/yoga time and vacations?

It’s not that difficult, if you practice.

The Zen State

When we are in relaxed mode, we notice the sensations of the wind and sun, the sounds of water and laughter, the brilliant colors of nature, the smiles around us, the grass or sand between our toes. We are feeling instead of thinking. The sensations of our bodies flow into our minds, and it makes us relaxed, happy.

We can re-learn this mode of being with practice. Do it now. You’re reading a computer or mobile device screen, so your mind is in the world of the Internet … but your body is in the physical world. If you’re sitting, your butt can feel the chair. Your back might be a bit hunched. Your fingers are on a keyboard or mouse. Is the air around you cold or warm? Are there sounds you can notice? Is your jaw clenched? Notice your breathing.

When you put your focus into physcial sensations, you are entering relaxed mode instead of thinking mode. It’s not that you’re completely relaxed, but you’re in the same state of mind as the times you are relaxed, like yoga or the beach or lazing away a Sunday in bed.

Once you learn to do this, you can do it any time. In fact, all the time.

If you’re taking a shower, feel the water running down you, soak in the temperature and the sound of running water. If you’re eating, taste every little nuance of the food, smell the food, feel the texture in your mouth, feel the movement of your hand going to your mouth.

Do this as you work, as you talk on the phone or respond to emails or walk to a meeting or drive to an appointment, noticing the sensations on your skin, the colors around you, the sounds of humanity, your breath coming in and leaving you. Do this at home, as you do chores or prepare food or clean up or get ready for work. Do this throughout your day, and you will be in a constant state of relaxation and enjoyment.

It will transform everything you do, if you do it. It will turn busy-ness into being present, harriedness into enjoyment.

Life will be lived, instead of ignored.

2 Responses to “日有所进”

  1. Ren说道:

    你最近在做翻译?原文网站的文章不错呢~

  2. 仁心博客说道:

    想你学习了

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