Meditation Diaries: What does living in the moment really mean?

Something I still don’t understand about living in the moment. Say you’re Angry at someone and your knee jerk reaction (a knee jerk reaction by definition requires no thinking)! is to slam that fucker in the face, aren’t you technically living in the moment, isn’t this a moment when smashing him in the face is the ultimate act of living in the moment?

I mean you aren’t thinking about it, you aren’t considering the consequences whether they be positive or negative, you’re literally living in the moment and letting your body react without thinking, your Fist is at his face before you even consider anything. Surely nothing quite encapsulates living in the moment than that? Yet obviously this is not the good thing to do, and so we teach ourselves not to.

So all this living in the moment stuff, isn’t it actually not living in the moment?

Earth has humans

Tonight I got into a conversation with someone about religion, man and nature. He was disagreeing with me that everything is nature in the end. Essentially my belief is that everything still boils down to nature. I mean literally EVERYTHING. Even this laptop i’m writing on now, I consider to be something that exists because of nature, and is therefore in itself a part of nature. It seems a hard concept for a lot of you humans to get your head around, that this laptop, or that car parked on the street is also nature. We have catergorised them as ‘man made’ and therefore ‘not nature’ my contention is man is an animal, man is natural, the cars we build are a manifestation of mans natural ability to build. We can only build from and with what we have to hand to us on earth. Sure it looks very different to it’s original form, each component looks different to it’s ‘original’ form, but isn’t change a part of nature?

He brought up the belief that man was created, I can’t remember the exact way he worded it, but it was something like “nature was here long before us” and bringing up the creation part. That got me thinking because of the way he worded his ‘argument’ (It was a friendly ‘debate’ not a nasty argument) about this idea that we were created and put on earth. Nature existed before us and then we just got put here from god or aliens or whatever it is you wish to believe. I hope it’s aliens and not god, as I don’t put much faith into god what with the whole wanting everyone to worship him or it thing. If this is the case, we were created and ‘put here’ then aren’t we parasitic?

Humans as parasites