in the Present Moment
Right now a moment of time is fleeting by. Capture its reality in paint! To do that we must put all else out of our minds. We must become that moment. - Paul C»zanne
If there is only
one thought that you retain from this material I would like it to be that you
should strive to make every moment of your life a meditation.
The present moment
is all that we have. The past is gone and cannot be changed. The future has
not happened yet and there is no point in fretting about what may happen in
the next minute, day, month or year. Simply think to yourself I can never
repeat this moment and I have only a finite number of moments to experience
in my life. Why not enjoy this moment
and this moment? Life is only a
series of experiences. What kind of experiences do you want your life to be
Being present in the moment is what you are doing when you meditate on your breathing, a mantra or other ritual. Carry that focus into your everyday, chaotic, distracting life. Keep your focus on now and let the rest go.
See how long you can last without losing focus. I cannot emphasize this too strongly - make every moment a meditation on what is going on at that particular instant.
Joel DiGirolamo, All material copyright PranaPower, LLC