The mind thinks in linear terms, or in a line. This creates a continuum which joins the past to the future leaving out the ‘now’. Our thoughts of the past, and worries about the future, keep us somewhat held within the confines of time. Thinking and time, therefore, are intertwined.
Time for now
Because of the way we are taught to think it becomes habitual to bypass the present moment. This occurs to a point where there are very few moments in a persons life that are really fully lived. We have been taught to dream of future circumstances, with the belief that when we reach the goal ‘then’ we can be happy. Society has led us to strive for things with contentment offered only when we get them. But, the only time we can actually experience happiness and contentment is now. The past is past and the future is only imagined.
Keep it simple
If we can only truly experience our contentment in the present moment then it makes sense to live fully in the present moment. Traveling in third-world countries gave me the opportunity to be with those that have very little. Some of them were the happiest people I have ever met. Mostly, they lived simple lives free of craving past or future ideals. By living this way they were open to the experience of every given moment.
What the future holds
Through practicing meditation and reminding myself to be present, I came to notice that there is a certain excitement in not knowing the exact details of my future. By removing the need to over-plan, we can experience more of what our past choices have created right now.
Tools to be present
Little Wings Guidance Oracle Cards are about releasing the limitations of time and delivering you, instead, to the eternal present moment. They remind you that Peace, Love and Joy are internal ‘states’ which can only be experienced, you guessed it, NOW!
Ascension Meditation is a practice using easy, effective, and powerful tools which gently return the awareness to the present moment. What I find particularly appealing about this form of meditation is that you can use the techniques with your eyes open or closed. I was taught Ascension Meditation in 2014 and went on to become a teacher of this practice. I recommend it wholeheartedly. There are regular courses held worldwide. Visit the website for details or feel free to contact me for any information.