Saturday, August 8, 2009

We are always in the NOW

I will be using this blog to make sense of my thoughts, to preserve and keep them, to remind, for perhaps I might lose them.

One of the best books I have ever read is Eckhart Tollee's The Power of Now. In the book he shows how there is no past or future there is only NOW. Past and future are just an illusion constructed by our mind. The key to happiness is to free ourself from our ego dominated mind, to stop dwelling on the phantoms of the past and future and just enjoy being in the here and now.

But our ego won't let us. Our ego want's to keep control of us through our mind. Constantly keeping us in a stuggle with the past and future. Keeping us separate from everyone and everything in the world. Almost like a huge competition where we most show ourselves superior.

Only by learning to free ourselves from the mind can we actually become happy. We need to try and stay as present as we can. Put gaps in the thinking of our mind. Concentrate on the task we are doing. Concentrate on our breathing. Go inside our bodies and learn to feel the true energy that is us.

During moments of relative minor stress, for there is almost constantly an underlying current of unease and tension in all of us, we must concentrate on keeping ourselves aware and in the present and free of our mind. By doing this we put ourselves in a high level of vibration and just like darkness is expelled by light nothing bad can enter when we are truly vibrating at a high level.

By living in the now we learn that everything we can possibly need we already have. There needs to be no worry about needs of the future. Just like the universe supplies for all its creations so it will for us. What we need will make its appearance when the need arises.

Running my own business I have always found myself in that mind trap. As is the norm for any business there are going to be up cycles and down cycles. Sometimes a down cycle may seem to last for a long period of time, bringing about worry concerning how future needs will be met. But it has always amazed me in over twelve years of business the needs have always been met. Sometimes it seems like magic. Sometimes just about at the last moment. Which makes me sometimes wonder why it couldn't have come a little faster. But the need has always been met.

It has to doesn't? If all we really are is in the now, then it is already here.

But what I find interesting is I still fall back into the trap of worry. You would think after a need always being met for over twelve years the worry would end. But the mind won't let it. Again showing we need to free ourselves from our mind.

Quoting from The Power of Now, "All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with youself."

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