Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha
Which is why the Now moment is called the eternal present. The now moment is all that exists.
When we recollect the past, it’s all in our thoughts, when we envision or worry about the future it’s all in our thoughts, it’s made up reality. This doesn’t mean we don’t reminisce on pleasant memories or design a favorable future, but it does mean that all the action is in the NOW!
To be most happy, to be healthy and disease free we ought to focus our awareness on what’s going on right now, to fully live it and to fully enjoy it!
Like they say “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift, hence it’s called the Present!”
Recommendation: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle video on ‘Why not to react to the content in your life’
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. – H. Jackson Browne
If we don’t stretch ourselves, who will? How will we grow?
We can go out on a limb when we challenge our personal concepts.
How do we view us? Confident, liked, loved, capable and nice or the quite the opposite? Where and when do we short-sell us?
If we’re willing to look deeper into our self, gaining self-knowledge, understanding why we act or react the way we do, then that awareness, not a self-judgment, leads to direct contact with our inner, confident and capable self.
Then we become naturally capable of going out on a limb and taking a risk, growing and grabbing a handful of that desirable fruit!
Recommendation: Life’s Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Browne
Few persons live up to the faith which they really have. Unreasoned fear is a master intellectual fraud practiced upon the evolving mortal soul. – The Urantia Papers
Why do we let our fears dominate us?
It’s because we don’t see them creeping up on us. Any time you feel depression setting or a feel uneasy, start paying attention to your thoughts. You’ll soon be able to trace that unease to an unreasonable fear you have of something or someone.
If you can become aware of such fearful thoughts you’re well on your way to recognizing the ‘fraud’ they’re playing in your life. Take control, you own your thoughts, you own your being, don’t let just any thought control you.
You have inside you a true faith that just needs some sustenance, some attention. So instead of running along with fearful thoughts, choose loving and more confidence building thoughts. You are your own master.
Recommendation: Gateways to Now – Eckhart Tolle
There is an art in defeat which noble souls always acquire; you must know how to lose cheerfully; you must be fearless of disappointment. – The Urantia Papers
What do you ultimately fear? What if that fear no longer had a hold on you?
What if you were fearless? How would it change your daily living?
Just some questions to ponder……..
Practice living a life where you fear no one or no thing, practice makes perfect.
Recommendation: The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power