Such a great feeling, yet I have this difficulty explaining exactly just what that feeling is… living in the moment…
So many friends and family are always planning for the future, I don’t. I have learnt to live in this moment. And at times, I do need to self check myself, when I find myself leaning towards, sad or feeling depressed. 99% of the time, when I am feeling that way, it is because I was dwelling on the past or expecting more of tomorrow. So one learns and forms the mindset.. I can’t change yesterday and realistically, I can’t predict tomorrow.
Here I am, happy! Most of the time, excessively. I came across a small write up with regards to living in the now and wanted to share with you, because it states pretty much, the definition of doing that.. for myself anyway.
The Eternal Present!!
There is nothing wrong with striving to improve your life situation. You can improve your life situation, but you cannot improve your life. Life is primary. Life is your deepest inner Being. It is already whole, complete, perfect. Your life situation consists of your circumstances and your experiences. There is nothing wrong with setting goals and striving to achieve things. The mistake lies in using it as a substitute for the feeling of life, for Being. The only point of access for that is the Now.
Have you ever experienced, done, thought, or felt anything outside the Now? Do you think you ever will? Is it possible for anything to happen or be outside the Now? The answer is obvious, is it not?
Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now.
Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.
What you think of as the past is a memory trace, stored in the mind, of a former Now. When you remember the past, you reactivate a memory trace – and you do so now. The future is an imagined Now, a projection of the mind. When the future comes, it comes as the Now. When you think about the future, you do it now. Past and future obviously have no reality of their own. Just as the moon has no light of its own, but can only reflect the light of the sun, so are past and future only pale reflections of the light, power, and reality of the eternal present. Their reality is “borrowed” from the Now.
The essence of what I am saying here cannot be understood by the mind. The moment you grasp it, there is a shift in consciousness from mind to Being, from time to presence. Suddenly, everything feels alive, radiates energy, emanates Being. -ET”