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The Present Moment
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The present moment is what you always have. It is always here. Things happen and all things happens in the present moment. All that has ever happened happened in it. All that will happen will happen in it. Right now things are happening in it. It is impossible for anything to happen outside the present moment. Outside the present moment, nothing exists. This should make it obvious that the past and future do not have a reality of their own. They are mental concepts in your head.

This goes to show that there is no time but we have the concept of time which makes us perceive time. That ticking clock that make you perceive time is only changing form and it changes from in the present moment. We can say that things happen. However, what really happens when things happen is that things are changing form. Forms are constantly in motion, hence, changing. It is therefore not time that changes. It is the world of form that keeps changing in the ever present Now - one moment, changing forms. Everything that evolves does so in the eternal Now. The Now always is. What is your relationship with the Now? What is your relationship with what is happening in the present moment? If you have a friendly relationship with the Now (accepting what is), the Now (Life) will smile at you. If you are hostile with the Now (resisting what is or treating what happens as an enemy), Life will reflect your hostility back to you. You begin to suffer a dysfunction that will reflect in your relationship with people as well as your situation. You may wish not to have the present moment but the present moment always is. Why fight what is? It is absurd. What is is. Ask yourself: What kind of relationship do I want with the present moment? Do I want the present moment to be an enemy or a friend? To you the present moment comes in a form. It comes in the form of what is happening. If you therefore want the present moment to be your friend, you have to accept what happens. By accepting what happens you are being friendly with the present moment and the present moment will smile at you. Soon the result of your friendship with the present moment will manifest in your life. Life becomes less stressful to you. Your situation, especially the one you considered unpleasant improves, people become helpful. Your friendship with the present moment is what will change your entire reality. You have to make that decision to be friendly with the present moment again and again. The present moment always is but it keeps evolving in the form of what happens. The vast majority of people have made the present moment into an enemy, hence, they just keep wanting to escape the present moment. They consider the present moment as an obstacle or an enemy. The result is what you see all around you – stress, addiction, disease, frustration, worry, anxiety. Enmity between you and the present moment will not serve your purpose. You have had enough enmity. It is enough.


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