The Dalai Lama was asked “what surprises you the most” ?
He said, “Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”
We can all attest to allowing our own mind to wander. You can gain control over your thinking through meditation & exercise. As you begin to train your mind to focus on what you want it to, you will begin to see incredible results.
The next time you find yourself analyzing the next persons shoes, car, or clothes; catch your thoughts, watch them pass, & then focus on your breath. Always back to the breath. Every breath is a miracle.
Mackmaine said it best: How impossible it is, ”to tell that man in the wheelchair that you are not blessed….and I dare him to tell that man in the casket that he’s not blessed. Everyday you wake up is a blessing…Every breath you take is a blessing.”