Give Thought To How You Are
Spending Your NOW's
Are you lying to yourself when you accept the NOW? Is it a healthy choice?
There are so many philosophies floating around that it’s easy to quickly, and without much thought embrace something that makes sense.
Take for example, BE-ING in the present moment. How often have you looked at your grown children, wondering where the time has gone, and regretted not savoring every moment of those young years?
In the world we live in we are constantly bombarded with stimuli. We are pulled here and there. We rush to and fro. We complain about the lack of time in a day. And we miss precious moments that were in our grasp because we didn’t stop and focus on BE-ING in the present.
Is Eckhart Tolle right? Is there really freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now?” It makes sense when you consider “being in the present.” But perhaps it’s a more insidious concept. Are you using “now” as an excuse for not pursuing a higher and deeper truth?
I’m sure you Tolle fans are having fits about “now” (no pun intended) but stay with me a moment.
My thought process came about from a brief conversation I had a with a girlfriend. She had read an article about the choices we make now, and the consequences of later, and more specifically how it applies to the people we associate with, as in date/marry/commit to.
Can you imagine your “now” consisting of being with someone intellectually incapable of keeping your interest?
According to this article, everything that counts is between the ears. But if we get caught up in the NOW rarely is the focus on future benefit, (and I don’t mean the length of time between here and horizontal).
Perhaps the slogan we remember from the 60's and 70's, "If it feels good…do it" will not lead us to our highest and best truth. Are you wasting all your NOW’s?
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