Conditioning is a very cultural thing. It’s also a very egoic thing. What may seem like completely normal behavior in one culture, might seem totally inappropriate in another. In tribal communities, people live in the moment, from day to day, in the now. They just..live.. they take their time, for there is only that one moment where the focus lies. They enjoy it, they don’t rush their activities, they just..live.. They are happy.
Then there is Western Europe and the United States where people are very future oriented, achievement focused. The now is non-existent and there is a rush to get to later.. to achieve that thing you want so much.. happiness, you’ll get it sometime tomorrow, next week, next month.. if only you had this or that or this you’d be happy. So the experience of living in the now, is totally nonexistent.
Abraham-hicks phrases it brilliantly:
Taking your time for something, to be in the moment. Is something that I myself had trouble understanding for a long time, and sometimes still find myself in the process of perfecting. Seeking enjoyment in the activity that’s happening in the now-moment can bring you the happiness you seek in the future because there is only the now basically. Hence the title, what might seem like laziness to one person, is actually the highest form of self love to another, and vice versa!
The video below is perfect if you want to dive into this topic!