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MANAWA – Now is the moment of power
Living in the present relieves our mind of strife, worry fear and loads of other very fretful issues that we deal with on a daily basis. I often these days get my mind to stay in the present to relieve the stress of unknown answers to problems that lie in the future.
My mind will often race around looking for solutions in order to prevent catastrophic results. However, if I just get myself to think in terms of the present, right at this moment in time, I do not have the answer, so I will shelve the issue for a later day and deny my mind the right to readdress that issue in the present.
The way that I do this, is to have a segment of my brain that has a sealed box, and I seal the thoughts up until such time that the solution to problems comes to me, in a later moment.
I can remember watching the movie “the peaceful warrior” and at one stage Nick Nolte, throws the student off the bridge, because he says he is pushed for time.
When the student asks” what did you do that for?” Nick Nolte responds by saying
what were you thinking of whilst you were falling into the water. Only thinking about falling at the time of falling, you even had a name for it...”Arggggghhhhhh”
Dwelling on the past I feel weakens you, and often means that you are not focusing your energy onto that which currently exists in your life.
Worrying about the future can weaken you aswell, you have no power over it, you can lay plans down in a way that you can indicate what you desire to occur but you cannot control the outcome. Why allow yourself to be anxious about it?, it has not occurred yet, worry about it when it happens. By giving it focus you are giving it energy. (where your focus goes grows).
Power increases with attention to the senses. What are you thinking about when you are eating your meal? Are you tasting the food, or thinking about something else. What are you hearing as your walk through the forest, the birds? The trees? What do you hear? What do you smell? What are you sensing?
If you can stay in the present, you will discover that it is a present. Enjoy the experience of whatever you are doing right now, and if you stop enjoying it, THEN stop doing it, do something you enjoy instead.
Elkhart Tolle has written some great books and CD’s on this subject, if you are meant to read them, then they will come to you.