How to live fully in the present moment

Dale Mann

Because we are, time-wise, a forward looking species we give much of our mental processing energy over to considering future probabilities; we are highly active creatures and our full energies are often focused in our work and in new challenges. To this extent, we indulge ourselves by constantly thinking about what we plan to do tonight, tomorrow, or next week.  While doing all this mental reaching out, searching and scanning, I think we often lose touch with the marvelous interactions and events going on in our personal "moment point of now."  To use a well-worn phrase: we seldom "pause long enough to
smell the flowers."

In our terms, the moment point is the present moment; it is the point of interaction between our existence and reality, and all probabilities flow through it.  Whatever action or events going on around us during any given moment may seem so routine or mundane as to escape our notice and we allow our thoughts to be ruled by our  motivations.  When we pay less attention to "what is" and concentrate more upon "what  may be," we do not fully appreciate, or travel through those experiences that we've "already" created for ourselves. To overcome this tendency  perhaps we should learn to trust ourselves more completely.

Each of us has brought ourselves to our "now," and upon looking back we often find we could have done it with far less worries, hassle, and effort. When we learn to trust our natural reality-creating abilities, when we can manage with "less" on our minds--we can more closely observe the infinite varieties of insights and experience present within any given moment.  We can also, in confidence, allow the future to flow more smoothly into our today.  Our future all too quickly becomes our past and I feel it would benefit each of us if we spent less energy attempting to anticipate our  "tomorrows," so to speak,  and
faithfully read what's written on our "pages of today."

All possible variations of  tomorrow's probable events are latent within, and spring out of our current moment point, and it is from this "now" that we can most clearly sense the future--not by trying to step outside of it.  Our personal moment point springs from within ourselves, and it carries with it all we have been or hope to be.

Dale Mann, a retired police officer, is interested in metaphysics and is dedicated in part to spiritual subjects and the inspired works of Jane Roberts and Seth. He currently lives in Jacksonville, florida, with his wife, Karen.  Dale may be reached at:

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