There is a lot of confusion about living in the Now.
If we live in the Now, does that mean we forget our past? Does that mean we stop planning for our future?
Living in the present moment means being aware of all times: past, present, future, and understanding that we inhabit all times simultaneously.
So, when you are thinking of the past, what you are actually doing, is going to the past and having the past, that particular parallel Universe or simultaneous reality, happen to you Now.
If you are planning for the future, what you are actually doing is going to that future possibility, that particular parallel Universe or simultaneous reality, and you are having that future happen to you Now.
There is no difference.
Past. Present. Future.
All simultaneous and instantaneous.
Whatever you’re thinking about: memory or possibility, is where you really are being Now .
One way to focus on present reality or present Now, is to consider what your body is experiencing.
When we are walking in the woods and our minds wander to the past or future, we can recall our present reality by returning to the body: feeling the air on our skin, seeing the sun slant through the trees.
It isn’t wrong to think of the past, or plan for the future.
Sliding through all the timelines is a very valid way to live.
However, to be in the present moment is extremely enjoyable: to drop out of past and future thought, and simply pay exquisite attention to the magic that is right in front of us.
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