Die to the past every moment. You don’t need it.
Understanding Presence is being present. You can’t think about presence, and the mind can’t understand it. There’s a little experiment you can try today:
Close your eyes and say to yourself ‘I wonder what my next thought is going to be?’. Then sit and wait for the next thought. Be like a cat watching a mouse hole. What thought is going to come out of the mouse hole?
I have to tell you, I’ve tried the experiment, and I had to wait 5 or more minutes. Why this is happening? Because as long as you are in a state of INTENSE presence – you are free of thought. You are still. You are in peace. All the mental noice disappearing. Zen masters use the word ‘SATORI’ to describe a flash of insight, a moment of no-mind and total presence (often when the person is alone and surrounded by nature). Satori is not the lasting transformation, but it is a first step if you have the troubled mind or a difficult mind-chatter inside of your head.
Even 1-2 minutes in NOW counts. The wider the time gap -> the more depth there is to you as a human being -> the more conscious you are!
Have a great day and if you are a new follower, read the post about the book ‘Power Of Now’ here: The Greatest Obstacle to ‘Happy You’
Beauty arises in the stillness of your Presence.
Mind can neither recognize nor create beauty.
Based on the book of Eckhart Tolle ‘The Power Of Now’. Next post BOOK REVIEW ‘Next Year in Havana’ Chanel Cleeton