Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
Credit: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever I am in the shower, walking, driving or sitting relaxing my mind wanders in thought and often I try to catch myself doing this and observe the nature of those thoughts.
What I have learnt is that my mid flits around at times quite aimlessly. I suspect that's the nature of all minds.
When I do this and observe my mind (I still find it amazing we have the ability to do this) I think of Emerson's quote and try to pull my thoughts back to the important things in my life.
Which reminds me of another quote from Henry David Thoreau who was mentored by Emerson.
Our life is frittered away by detail ... Simplify, Simplify.
Credit: Henry David Thoreau