The Present is Perfect, Joyful, and Contented

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There are going to be plenty of times that you’ll want to give up – don’t. With the right tools, it’s simple to neither be trapped by circumstances and behaviors of the past, nor dominated by worrying about the future.

When the mind-made chains and shackles of the past and future are even temporarily removed, the perfection of the present becomes abundantly clear. If you’ll take stock, again and again you’ll discover that there’s nothing wrong in this moment, only your mind makes it so.

While it may not seem entirely practical at all times to be fully present, knowing that this peaceful state of perfection is available and accessible leads to a very different kind of existence. Knowing that a life of contentment is always just a moment of attention away puts the rest of your worldly pursuits and concerns in proper perspective.

The experience of being fully present provides room for a spaciousness in awareness that offers a wide angle view of the past and future from a thousand miles above. With everything that has happened to you, you can either succumb to things that cannot be undone, or treat what has happened as a second chance to grow and develop. You get to choose whether or not your past will be an obstacle, or the seeds for growth when you discover that you’re perfectly okay in the present.

Many people are going nowhere fast. Direction is so much more important than speed. Slow down for once. Starve your distractions and feed your focus, bring it back. Take stock of what’s right in front of you. There’s nothing wrong right here, you’re just fine, there’s nothing to adopt or reject in this present moment.

Take the time and give your complete attention each day even for a few minutes. Everything is just fine, including you, just as you are, living breathing wholeness and completeness – perfect, timelessly so.

 

May you be happy, may you be well, safe, peaceful and at easešŸ™

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