How to live fully in the present moment
Be-ing in the Present,
Moment to Moment to Moment...
One night as I was standing on the lawn and looking toward the stars--my vision became so fixed and concentrated for a moment, that I felt a direct opening to infinity in my outer and inner sight. It was as if I were at the center of the universe and at the same time as big as the universe. This was my first experience in feeling completely present in the here and now, and because I was neither thinking of the past or the future, I felt the infinite full-feelingness of a single moment in time.
Usually my life is as when I am on a speeding train, and when looking straight out the window see nothing but a blur of images. But if I stay in the single moment experience in each ever-new moment, I instead see life as if the train were stopped, revealing the whole panorama of images around me.
I find in daily living that I enjoy every moment more fully by staying relaxed in my body and feeling relaxed internally in my attitudes and thoughts. Yes, life does speed along as the train running down the track but within my own being I remain relaxed. This is a relaxation that is not from being lazy, rather, I feel even more fully energized and concentrated on what I want to do in the moment.
I would like to share an essay I wrote some time ago on the concept of living more fully in each moment:
Time as Liquid Silver
Time Given quality Brightened capacity Flows through our lives as liquid silver Liquid silver-- valuable, held dear, expandable, expendable
Time is flowing with a variable volume. When we are energetic we get more done in an hour than we would at a casual pace. One hour may by 60 minutes, but we can make it more valuable--liquid silver--by increasing the quality we put into that 60 minutes.
All aspects of living can have the quality of liquid silver if we always act from our highest consciousness. Each moment we use our free will to decide how to act. We can upgrade--viewing our time as precious silver; or downgrade--viewing our time as dust, to be whisked away. Our choice.
Journeying in Time…
Taking a leisurely drive, we enjoy the passing scenery without worrying about our destination.
During the journey of living we should enjoy what every moment holds--without putting off our goal of happiness or fulfillment for the distant future. We limit our opportunity to enjoy the present by thinking the future will be better.
Life's a string of connected events giving shape to our time Integral links in the whole experience of living
We enjoy the present moment with the depth and insight we have gained in living. Past positive attitudes and choices compound, leading us to naturally fulfilling outcomes in the present. And today's positive actions continue this process into our future.
Living each moment from our highest consciousness insures a continuously more fulfilling experience of life Self-knowledge Improves the Quality of our Time… Self-knowledge: Knowing and being able to draw from our inner Source
Self-knowledge forms the foundation for building a happy, fulfilling life. When our actions are inline with the highest good we are contributing to our sense of wholeness and well-being--just as a house built upon a foundation with straight and true lumber creates a framework that perfectly supports its visible outer coverings.
By our actions we are known With the insight of self-knowledge we can create beautifully
Self-knowledge is like drinking from an ever-flowing spring of clarity. When we need guidance in any situation, the way that preserves our personal peace comes to mind. It is an open telephone line--directly from the pervading universal cellular harmony to our conscious mind. The more we converse on this open direct line to our all-knowing Source, the more we can use and incorporate these directives reliably. After awhile, the flow becomes so integrated into our waking consciousness, that the best resolve is automatic. This is open communication in its purest sense--the ultimate application of self-knowledge.
Some techniques to develop the connection with our Source are: ethical living, caring actions, meditation, and self-analysis.
Self-knowledge brought out from within imbues our daily actions with truth and harmony And personal integrity increases the quality of our time
We continuously create our reality by our choices, moment to moment--creating and maintaining harmony by following our conscience and acting for the highest good.
Personal integrity takes courage
We are being courageous in living according to our conscience, when it would be easy to hide from others the fact that we are not following our conscience. It is easier to slide down the hill of life, maintaining or digressing in our current state of consciousness, than to follow the sometimes hard climb up the path of what we know is right. The reward for continually upgrading our personal integrity is that we become more conscious of our harmonious self-effulgent nature.
Through living with personal integrity, others notice that we can be trusted--we become a trustworthy friend, an asset to our world family.
By integrating our highest consciousness we enjoy the most happiness in living
Plotting a Course Unlimited…
What dimension is unlimited by time, place, space? Lovingness.
Caring beyond ourselves brings warm-feeling energy into our body, into our waking consciousness--to be used in our interactions. Lovingness propels us to break free from the idea that we have a limited supply of mental, emotional, and physical energy.
The unlimited energy brought on by our lovingness catapults us beyond the concept of limitation
Our inner guide--our conscience-- is awakened and developed by our being unconditionally loving in our daily living. As we incorporate lovingness into every circumstance in living, we preserve our awareness of harmony and connectedness as interwoven threads in the cloth of creation.
Plotting a course unlimited unbounded by time, place, space when using the energy brought on by lovingness
In conclusion some thoughts…
Science has shown that physical form is compressed energy To our eye, matter appears solid unmoving, unchanging In reality, everything is changing its form at varying rates in time Our bodies change a lot over our lifetime From a speck at conception to billions of cells at maturity In a state of flux, renewal, continually All the while our body is changing it is occupied by the same consciousness Our Self In whatever form our body appears at whatever age We are always able to say It is me During all the changes of our body and surroundings we preserve our happiness by adapting to and accepting the format of the moment Gracefully flowing from this moment's form into the next Within the changing format of energy and matter a consciousness exists, persists untouched by change that is not bounded by limitations of time Our connection within the unchanging consciousness is our feeling of lovingness manifested in caring actions Lovingness stands on its own The transient forms of time and energy used in expressions of love is how we make our time as liquid silver © 1998 Susan Kramer Santa Barbara, California USA You may reach Susan Kramer at email@example.com Visit Susan's website at http:// www.susankramer.com
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