Originally Posted by Valkyrie
I see how such exercises are useful for people that are prone to having so many distractions, but I don't see how they are beneficial to everyone.
What is so special about this moment right now? It seems mundane to me. If I focus on the moment right now, I simply notice how mundane it is, which seems unhelpful.
If you are conscious of the Now, you won't find it mundane. The reason you see it mundane is because you believe the past or the future is better. It means you are still your ego, trapped in the mind, looking for something better, something more exciting. You are in the state of waiting, eager to go somewhere, to go to the future, which never arrives.
Google Eckhart Tolle. He is a great inspiration.