Where Are You?

Don’t leave your mind in San Francisco while you body is in Santorini.  It’s not always an easy matter to turn your mind off and actually stay present in the place you’ve traveled to.  If the location is sufficiently far away you might be able to transition gradually on your journey to the destination.  On the other hand, this process may require your conscious effort and intentionally.  Otherwise, there you are in sunny Greece while your back-home mindset keeps you suspended somewhere between the two locations, enjoying neither fully.  As someone who has just this tendency, I’ve often had to manually shut down my back-home operating system so that it doesn’t interfere in the present experience.  You can too.  Every time you find yourself thinking home-based thoughts, remind yourself to stop and substitute the present reality.  It takes work but it beats missing out on your long awaited experience!