“The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind.” – Page 27
“To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation” – Page 40
“Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be” – Page 41
“Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now” – Page 41
“The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future — which, of course, can only be experienced as the Now”- Page 50
Years ago I was reading the Power of Now everyday. Of late I have been learning how to feel for the now and spend an hour a day trying to sense it deeply and singularly. The more I learn about this place that goes beyond and almost through my mind- when you can feel the difference between what your thoughts are and what is.
I have been focusing my attention on the how rather than the what of the situations. I think about how I want to be in what is happening. I try not to think about what I want to happen, but just try to see what is actually happening. Then when I think I can see it, I try to render it with a loving touch. Making my perceived life be a work of art.
It is positive and good and healthy to spend as much of your conscience time as possible at the ready, in full presence to the amazing connections and reflections that life has to offer.