In my article about the The Felt Presence of One-ness, I went over how everything is One and that “things” such as “I”, “you”, and “that” are all but glimpses of a unified process. And that “you”, sitting here, peering out of this biological form, flowing over this very sentence is the entire Universe doing so. Not to mention that stranger that just drove by your house and that bird perched upon the tree. We are not just part of this beautiful cosmic dance, witnessing it for some odd years; we are the cosmic dance.
You may be thinking, how could I never have noticed this? How could I have lived my entire life without this feeling and knowledge? Well, that would be because you are thinking. Every time you are “in your head” you are not “in your body”, and thus not in the present moment where everything takes place. There is no other moment than now. That past event you are so concerned about happened in the now and is just a distant image being referred to right now. When you think about your future, you are thinking about it now, and when that future event comes, it will then be now. All there is is the now.
So! How do you reach the present moment? Well, there is no reaching involved for you are already in IT, but in order to get “out” of your head, you need to get “in” with your body. Feel your entire body. Scan it. Feel the sensations it gives you. Feel your breath that is going on all the time and that you consciously zone in and out of. Feel the chair you are sitting upon. Feel the ground beneath your feet. Hear the sounds that merge out of nothing and disappear to it once again. See the “things” around you and the space that holds it all together. Become aware of the organic rotating rock floating in the void you are currently upon. Feel gravity and levity holding you in place. Notice the planets and trillions of other galaxies dancing with you. Be aware of your thoughts. Notice how they move so spontaneously like the moment and then “disappear” back into nothingness.
If you try to stay present, you won’t be, for instead you will be merely trying to do so. Instead, drop everything you know from the past and forget about the future. Be here now. This is so effortless that any effort will take you away from it. Diving into the now is so easy it isn’t. The now is forever spontaneous, forever here, and forever from our grasp. To base IT on previous “events” stored within your mind would be foolish.
Sure, you could practice mindful meditation and yoga daily, but if that sole purpose is to reach some form of enlightenment, you are setting yourself a trap. All you really need to do is simply, be in your body. It is that simple. Be aware of what your entire self is doing and the “things” IT “interacts” with constantly. Stop reading this if you’d like. Get off the computer, stay on, go for a run, hitchhike, travel, whatever! Follow the love that lives within the moment. Face the facts, if you will. You already know what to do. Live in, as Alan Watt’s would put it, The Great Stream.
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