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Wake up to present moment and live in it. The past happened and passed, so what is use of reliving it? Do you enjoy it? If it is a pleasant experience O.K., you want to relive it and recreate it in your life. But why create same event again, if it is an unhappy one? Why do you repeat something that caused you pain?
We are usually unaware of process of thinking that is going in us. We think same thoughts as a matter of habit. They come and we do not resist them. We welcome them even if they are unpleasant. We get accustomed to our thoughts and habits even if we do not admit it. In this way they become stronger and more powerful. As our mind recreates our past, we find that present is always a mirror of past. Then all we have to do is complain. Weird, foolish, tragic and funny at same time, isn't it?
Living in present means stopping to react impulsively. It means you can choose how to react to people, events and circumstances. In this way you can save yourself a lot of inconvenience and embarrassment. Being aware of what you are doing, make fewer mistakes and you conduct yourself better.
Concentrating on what you are doing develops your concentration; it strengthens your attention, so that work and study are done more quickly and efficiently. When living in past, that is thinking about all things that have happened, we are enslaves by thoughts and emotions, we are not free.
On other hand when concentrating on present moment, on what is happening or what we are doing right now, frees us of unnecessary, burdensome and unpleasant thoughts. We have then peace of mind.
Try to remember times that you were engrossed in what you were doing, and believe me there were a lot of these moments. Did you ever read a book forgetting everything else? Did you watch a pleasant movie, enjoyed your hobby or ate a very delicious food? In these moments you did not think about anything not connected to what you were doing. You were happy, calm and content. This is great power and meaning of living in present. You also get bonus of freedom from obsessing and unpleasant thoughts. Remember, present moment is very brief. It always turns immediately into past. The future has not happened. Live in present.
After a period of time of living and being aware of present, a new kind of awareness develops. It is awareness of freedom, of being alive, of happiness and joy. We come to realize peace, calmness, joy and freedom of thoughts that mystics talk about. We find out experimentally that what they are talking about is nothing mysterious, mystical or out of this life. You find that this is a most natural and positive state.
Enjoy present moment! Find positive, good and useful in each moment! Refuse to relive past in your mind!
Your mind is like a TV-change channel!
******************************************** Dr. Donald Schnell co- founded with Marilyn Diamond of Fit For Life, Spiritual Java Coaching Program, that is transforming thousands. The New Spiritual Diet, Incredible Value, One on One coaching Amazing Results. http://www.SpiritualJava.com or email: Donald@SpiritualJava.com Donald Schnell is author of The Initiation. Free Motivational Newsletter, The Buzz http://www.spiritualjava.com
Dr. Donald Schnell co- founded with Marilyn Diamond of Fit For Life, the Spiritual Java Coaching Program, that is transforming thousands. The New Spiritual Diet, Incredible Value, One on One coaching Amazing Results. http://www.SpiritualJava.com or email: Donald@SpiritualJava.com Donald Schnell is the author of The Initiation. Free Motivational Newsletter, The Buzz http://www.spiritualjava.com