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  • I graduate college in 1 month. I'm daydreaming about my future, but I need to focus on the present.

    Meditation and awareness of being rely on living in the present moment. I haven’t been meditating, but I’ve been trying to incorporate healthy habits into my daily lifestyle (how I cope with stress, how I socialize, how I make decisions). I’ve found that incorporating mindfulness into one’s own life can be difficult when you see college as the predecessor to a future. I think it’s important to realize that one can in fact live mindfully, self-aware, peacefully, etc. without ‘college’ having to lose the previously given meaning. College can be the predecessor to a future without being reliant on a certainty or grasp on the end result. Your life doesn’t have to rely on an end result just as one’s love for piano doesn’t have to rely on fame. I strive to live each day to gain knowledge and create experiences that will in unknown amounts of time piece together and complete a whole. I have faith in the present moment, the spontaneous, and the seemingly coincidental. Faith in the present moment makes every moment important, and therefore every individual driven. Faith in the present moment creates unplanned ‘miracles,’ and it does not replace drive but promotes it.
    I realize that the astounding costs of college tuition may make the idea of ‘living in the present’ while attending school seem like a privilege, but greater knowledge many times comes from experiences outside of college.

    We’ll see where I am and what I’m doing 10 years from now. My ‘life in the present moment’ philosophy may not be the one of multi-millionaires, but should money be the key anyway?
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