Introvert-at-Large

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The present moment

jus' thinkin' 'bout stuff - 03-06-2022 - by steve rigell - https://steverigell.com/the-present-moment/
Why do we avoid the present moment?

We humans spend our time flip-flopping between the past and the future, between memories of what used to be and making plans built on expectations and desires.

But reality is only now.

If we avoid the present moment, does this mean we are out of touch with reality?

Since it can only be touched right now… right were we are…

Are our ideas, concepts, abstractions more real to us than the moment in which our consciousness is aware of being aware of itself?

We avoid now and eternity like we avoid death, though they represent a death that is not to be avoided.

We look for meaning.

We search for purpose.

Both only exist in the moment that only exists eternally within the moment that can only be experienced now. Between the moment that was and the moment that never arrives.

They don’t have to be found. They can’t be found.

They are within us… within the moment… when we are present… in the moment.

What a refreshing place to be.

We should visit more often.

We must change our minds because we must change the way we do the things we do.

We have to change things on a fundamental level. We have to change the way we think. We have to stop shutting down our hearts.

Change your mind. Liberate your heart.

Lend Your Light. Let’s dream together.

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