Be present. That’s all there is to it.
I think a lot of people are missing the whole point of living and most of us live in our heads. This morning, i woke up and i was lost in my mind. Thinking about everything; how i don’t have a job, how i will die alone, how nothing ever works out the way i want it. This is the state a lot of people float around in. Not realizing that life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now and there will never be. Sometimes i forget that, and i start imagining a “better” life and how happy i would be if things were they way i wanted but all that does is keep us stuck in our suffering and misery. Have you ever noticed that when you’re sad or depressed, there’s a part of you that enjoys it in a strange way? that’s the ego. It’s as if it believes that by being negative, that will change the situation but this is not true.
I read somewhere that our purpose on this planet is to bring this awareness into other people’s lives or rather, remind them of their natural state. So i make music with that message but I’ve noticed that my ego becomes attached to the outcome, like it wants a pat on the back and this defeats the whole purpose of the message I’m sending in my music. So now i look at it this way; i don’t make music for me. It’s for you and whether or not anyone listens to it doesn’t matter as long as I’ve done my part, the rest will take care of itself.
This also applies to anyone who does something that involves providing a service to people in one way or another, whether you write a blog or you’re a teacher or whatever it is. Do your part and then step back because the rest isn’t in your control.
Be present, my friend.
I have some questions to make sure I understood what you said correctly:
>>Not realizing that life is now.
If past is what previously was now, then doesn’t that mean that life is also past?
If future is what will become now, then doesn’t that mean that life is also future?
You also said
>>There was never a time when your life was not now and there will never be
My life existed before I existed and will exist beyond my existence?
Please define life and or time.
If I understood your message, I agree with it. Lowering the standards of quality of life by ignoring possible future events, then one will worry less about future. The state of being indifferent to consequences can be achieved by some drugs and brain damage. I don’t know if just trying really hard can work alone.
So you’re saying that a permant state heroin-like high is the secret to life and the point of living?
Bold and fascinating stance.
Past and future are illusions because they are made up but the mind.
Life didnt exist before you existed because you are life in a way but its not yours life because you don’t own it, did you create it.
You are one with life, you are awareness, the observer.You don’t need to ignore possible future events. Just don’t pay more attention to the future than you need to because worrying about it won’t change the outcome but taking action might.
I don’t really know where the heron stuff is coming fro don’t try to understand what i’m saying because thats just more mind stuff.
All i’m saying is; whatever you’re doing in any given moment, do it fully. With your whole being. Instead of identifying with your thoughts, just abserve them.