Most of us might have heard the proverb, “You only know what you’ve got when it’s gone” many times in our lives. But, despite that, many of us realise the fortune we have
had, only when we lose it. The stream of life flows on and every second, the water in the stream is changing. At any given moment, the water at the same spot in the stream is different. What is present now will move on the next moment, so every moment in life is unfolding and something new is being presented. Life unfolds in the present. But, so often, we let it slip away, allowing time to rush past unobserved, squandering the precious seconds of our lives as we are lost in the past or caught up in the future.
It’s very common for most of us to fantasise about things like shopping or going for a movie while we are at work. And while we
are actually in a movie theatre, we worry about the work piling up on our desks, isn’t it ironical? We are trapped by intrusive memories of the past or fret about what may or may not happen in the future and in this
whole struggle, we don’t appreciate the
present because we identify ourselves with our thoughts, beliefs and emotions strongly. We forget the fact that we need to live in the present, i.e NOW, and for that, we need to be very still inside but we are constantly distracted by our thoughts linked to the past and future.
Living in the present is a state of active, open, and intentional attention on the present. When we become aware of what’s going on inside our mind, we realise that we are not our thoughts; we are the observer of our thoughts from moment to moment and then we stop judging them. It is like watching waves rising and falling on the surface of an ocean.
Spiritual wisdom makes us aware and
realise that we are souls – sentient points
of light and purity, peace, joy and love.
By becoming soul-conscious, we can live in
the present and make the best out of each
second of this valuable period. Liberation and abundance can be experienced by all human souls right now, right here. Being aware of the self and being connected to the supreme power liberates us in a second and we are able to flow with ease and lightness.
So, don’t look back because you are not
going that way.
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