I get back to my car and before I start driving I get a text message from an old friend/co-worker..."What are you doing in Marlborough?" Now after seeing this message I think he is at the Worcester location. He's works in sales and would occasionally stop by. I figured he asked to see me and was told I was in Marlborough. So I text him back..."The company is moving out here, are you in Worcester?" He responds..."I'm at the Five Guys Restaurant in Marlborough. I think I just saw you walk by." I text back..."Oh, did you call my name? I thought I heard it." He replies..."No, I didn't make it outside. You were gone to quick."
By being mindful of the experience as a whole, not only the specific task I was doing but of my entire environment I allowed myself to connect with my friends energy, his thoughts, even though I wasn't consciously aware he was there.
So what are we missing in our day to day lives when we are lost in our heads, thinking about the past or the future? There is nothing innately wrong with the act of thinking, or the act of recalling the past, or the act of planning for the future; but is there a point when those acts become a detriment to the act of living in the present?