Valuing the Present:
Well, we all value a present given to us. What about the present that is always there with us; the real present, this moment. The greatest present existence has given us is this moment. Present is our greatest gift. Unless we learn how to treasure this present, we will not be able to understand ourselves and the life around us fully.
Our mind is either constantly racing towards a future or running away from the past. Our mind is never in the present moment. By its very nature, the mind cannot be in the present moment. If we fully rely on our minds for our personal happiness and wellbeing, we will never be able to experience inner peace.
Our greatest strength comes from the present moment. Only by being rooted in the present we can experience some sort of sanity in our lives. Otherwise, our whole life will simply be an exercise in running around. At the end of it all, we will simply be tired and exhausted and regret the fact that life could have been so much more different.
Let us never forget that in spite of all our competitive spirit, our desire to accomplish something, our desire to continuously become something, the most important quality of life is living. If we are not living this moment, we are simply wasting our lives. Being in the present moment is not only about experiencing the joy and beauty of life, it is also about tapping into our creative energies.
Each one of us is an ocean of creativity and intelligence. Only when we learn to be still and quiet and experience moments of deep silence, we can truly tap into our deep reservoirs of creativity. The more agitated and disturbed we are, the more busy and anxious we are, the less creative and intelligent we are.
Our ability to solve complex problems and deal with different situations of life comes not from somewhere outside but from deep within us. We are the solution for all our problems. When we can put our mind and body in the best possible state, we can attain to anything. The only way to access this infinite source of wisdom and intelligence is by learning how to be here and now.
‘Here and Now’ has to be our new mantra. No other skill is more important when compared to learning how to be in the present moment. When we are in the present moment, we cannot be disturbed, we cannot be afraid; we cannot be negative and pessimistic. Negativity is simply a consequence of moving away from the present moment. This present moment is the only thing that is truly positive in our lives. Let us cherish and value it.