THE POWER OF A MOMENT
Moments. As I travel through time and space, I collect moments. What constitutes a moment we might ask? Probably any interval of time worth remembering. A life can totally change in the blink of an eye. A car crash, a first kiss, a gunshot to the head… On and on…
If I choose to live in the moment, and not in the past, nor the future, am I really more aware of what power moments contain? There is a time to reflect on one’s collection of moments, and there is a time to access past moments, for either amusement, or necessity. If I am awake and in the process of remembering, have I lost some momentum?
We must live entirely in the moment. For if you are spread eagle with one foot in the past and one foot in the future you will most assuredly be pissing on the present.
What it is about conscious awareness that we tend to daydream often-times? Why do people commit suicide, while animals of alleged lower intelligence would find a suicidal moment totally bewildering and downright ludicrous?
That thought would never cross their minds. Do animals commit suicide, and if they do not, why? Might have something to do with living in the moment don’t you think? They concentrate on pure survival. So should we.
Life can be overwhelming. Life comes and goes. Mainly, it is short. Somewhere in between today and tomorrow is the glory of it all. Our greatest enemy in the pursuit of happiness and love is our thinking. As you think, so shall you Do. Thousands of lost moments, never to be re-captured, are created right between our ears. The mind is too busy being resentful, angry, fearful, jealous, envious or frustrated.
Seems to me we are here for the flesh and blood experiences existence so offers. In the power of a moment is a choice. Every passing thought can be looked at from you as a second party observer. That second party is privy to immediate reaction. I can have a thought and dwell on it, if it is good, I can expound. If it is negative, I should censor it immediately by looking at the fact it is not beneficial and poisonous to my soul.
Change the direction, and resume towards more meaningful and productive awareness. Or do we do nothing at all and merely speculate? This sounds difficult and indeed it is. “Why am I thinking this way? These thoughts are worrisome, or anxiety laced, or troubling in some matter, yet I continue to give them audience?”
Emotional turmoil. There are three basic instincts, the social, the security, and the sexual. There is an ongoing battle between how I feel in the moment and how I would wish to feel. Oftentimes the moment is not appealing at all. My thinking is being influenced by matters of the spirit. I’ve heard it said that feelings are the language of the soul. So it follows that if I feel troubled, possibly the soul is discontented. What is the source of this soul discontent?
This is the arena where the human struggle rages on. Soul Aches. We all have had a headache. Some get migraines. I never hear anyone complaining of their soul-ache, and I would like to postulate that this dilemma is by far more ubiquitous than any common run of the mill headache.
So here we are in the moment and my thoughts are rampant. You wish to turn to happier thoughts but maybe there is a sense of dread. We need to reconnect with the universal source. This universe was not created out of fear or anger. It was created out of positive love.
Try as you may to change to a more positive field, you are resisting yourself from somewhere and you don’t know where this resistance emanates. Is your soul longing for a better place? Than your soul must be out of the moment!
Can we ever hope to synchronize our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, especially on a continuing ongoing basis? Maybe in a coma… This is essentially impossible. Getting all three areas of the human experience to consistently coincide in harmony is where the serenity lies. Think about it for a moment. Have you ever met the perfect human? I have not, and I have been blessed to travel the world meeting literally tens of thousands of people, who have influenced me in one way or the other.
As I grow older, my priorities shift. So does my attitudinal take on what I see around me. In younger days it was the chase of excitement, the zealous pursuit of hedonism. Pleasures of the flesh. Getting high and trying to stay there. Moving fast and talking bold. Copious substance abuse. The adrenalin fix. The juice. Loud music and fast cars. Faster women. Devil may care aloofness. My self centered illusion of living “The American Dream.” While others raised children, I raised hell.
Today, I seek peace of mind. Today I crave balance and harmony. Today I need to love and be loved. Today I need to and want to create. Today I care about other’s feelings and concerns more than my own. You could say this naturally comes with aging and a smidgen of wisdom, but I beg to differ.
As time goes by, one wonders of the truest, most noble purpose of humanity. I know what that is now. It is to connect to and help my fellow man/woman. Period.
So much suffering in the world. So much hatred, anger, and stupidity. So much starvation, corruption, and apathy.
The mind reels. The soul aches. We are measured in our contribution to the evolution of the greater planetary enlightenment. How many moments wasted in self worship? No time like the present to look at the larger picture. Where do we go from here? We go someplace, because if a life lived is unfulfilled, there is an eternity in which to make a difference. Has got to be! This is the journey to enlightenment.
We actually know very little!
Take the moment to be kind to the next person you meet. Take the moment to be kind to yourself. Love yourself regardless of failure or success. Look for the good in people, all people. Failure teaches, success rewards, and both need each other. Today is the only day that matters. Powerful moments make the day. Make the most of yours. Check yourself in, not out. Probably any interval of time worth remembering was a valuable one…
When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus (1913-1960)
Great information on living in the moment and practical advice.
6 Steps to Living in the Moment HERE
With Peace and Happiness,
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