Originally Posted by Valkyrie
Focusing on the now makes sense if you're doing something for which the sensory inputs are pleasurable, but I don't see how the it makes sense if the sensory inputs of the current event are lackluster.
Oh, this is a chair. Oh, this is an apple, it tastes alright. Oh, I need to observe the taste, the taste. Oh, it's sweet. The colour, the colour. Oh, it's red. What's next? Quick, I need to be in the Now. What's next? Oh, the smell. Oh, it smells the same. Oh well.
The idea is not about sensory inputs.
It's about the state of being.