Friday, May 8, 2009

#19 (13:33 - 14:15)

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Canada, Newfoundland, West Coast, Stephenville, Dhoon Lodge, Georgette "Relax about the future and let it go. Instead make an active commitment to enjoy this day a little bit more. It is very difficult to accomplish anything when you are stressed out over the outcome. When you relax and get peaceful, you become inspired and efficient; and inspired comes from 'in spirit'. When you are 'in spirit', you are inspired and the future is not something you have to be worried about. You are totally consumed with now which is all there is, all there ever have been and all there ever will be; now.”

First of all, I must mention that I love the image above; reading, nature and wine; a few things I enjoy greatly. I really appreciated this lesson #19, live in the now. It gets really challenging at times when we are almost always forced to think about the future, think long-term. We live in a society that praises those that are visionaries, that are able to anticipate what comes next. However, I recall a great line in Star Wars: Episode 1. Obi Wan asked his Jedi master about thinking ahead and always being prepared for the future. His master responded by agreeing, but stating that it should not be done at the expense of the present.

Therefore, it is wise to be wary of the future, but to really spend your time focused on the now. The future is nothing but a projection of a present moment. It is therefore more important to focus on the current present, the now, as the now is all that we have. I firmly believe that it is true that the only time is the present.

Once you are able to focus on the present, you develop an ability to connect with Divinity; with your true Source; Spirit. And, as Dr. Wayne Dyer says, once you are connected to spirit, you become inspired. You then become aligned with this energy of inspiration, and your experience of life is transformed. You become a witness to all that is happening. It is a great place to be in. You do not resist what is and therefore worry or stress becomes less and less a part of your perception.

What do you think?