What is your mind? It’s all you’ve ever known since you began talking to yourself. Isn’t it? Before that, there was just ‘pure awareness’. There is no mind needed to be aware. Did you know that?
Your mind contains imaginings of your anticipated future. You don’t have nearly as many mental files on your imagined future as you have on your dead past. I wonder why we favor remembering more than imagining? Some favor imagining more – Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney.
Of course we all understand that the future is always ‘yet to come’. There’s nothing new here. The future is always a possibility. Again, nothing new here. What happens to possibilities that lie in the future if we are hit in the head by a meteor that has hurled down from the sky? Well then, those possibilities never happen.
What’s interesting about the future is this: in every instant, the future is becoming the present … and in the same instant, the present becomes part of the dead past. Huh! I never thought of quite like that before.
Let’s look at this matter of the future, the present and the past once again: the future is always a movement into the present, and the present is always a movement into the past … and the past is dead and buried (no movement).
So … knowing all of this about tic-toc time, how can you use it to live the life you aspire to experience? The point of all of it is to live the way you really want to live right now.
- Do you want an uplifting tomorrow – begin being loose, natural and uplifting right now. That’s the point!
- Do you want to avoid foolish mistakes – begin avoiding acting foolishly right now. That’s the point!
- Do you want to take control of your life – begin taking control of your life right now. That’s the point!
Don’t complicate the matter by saying you have obligations or commitments or circumstances that stop you. Be practical. Stick to the point.
- The past is dead – stop using it to excuse away your life.
- The future may never come, and when it does, it is nothing more than a movement into the present – stop using it as a waiting room.
- Real valor never falters. It arises from the moment and gets things done.
Are you willing to take valor on as one of your prime qualities? So, how do you do this? The only way to do this is to become so aware of this present moment that you have no excuse to falter. Become this aware of the moment, and you find yourself living with valor – You find yourself unhesitatingly doing the right and perfect thing that uplifts you. You avoid foolish action. This puts YOU in control of your life.
Many blog and tweet readers unwisely prefer syrupy motivational comments – hoping such comments will encourage change. So they wait … and they pay! I know. I was one of them for years – one who read syrupy motivational comments (thousands of them in hundred of books – before blogging and tweeting). I was hoping it would do the trick. It won’t.
So, what do you have to say? What will you share that will help others better understand the message this blog is conveying? How can you give more to this blog by commenting, so that you may get more from it?
Thank you, and blessings
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