Friday, July 9, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
How much of your life as you know it
exists within the mind's world?
The world of the remembered past
and the imagined future.
How much of your sense of identity
is based upon memory of past experience?
Who are you in the present,
without reference to the past?
What is life like in the present moment
without reference to the past or the future?
- Leonard Jacobson
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Simple Truth is that there is no life
outside of this moment.
The life which you believe in
is nothing but an illusion
which you have constructed
in your mind using the power
of thought, memory and imagination.
It is not real.
Nothing outside of this moment is real!
- Leonard Jacobson
Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Hi everyone! I've gotten a little behind on posting on this blog.... or maybe it is that I haven't been very present in the last month or two.... maybe a little of both.
The first task I put focus on was trying to be present when as the saying goes - while chopping and carrying, or doing the daily chores of life. I found myself challenged by this, especially while folding laundry.
I would like to share what I've recently come up with.
When one is folding laundry, it it's not about a pair of socks being "exciting." It is about being present with what is REAL rather than what is imagined or made up.
One can only be 1 of 2 places, present with what is real or in the mind.
In the mind is not real, is it imagined, it is either past or future. Where are we instead.... in a disagreement you had yesterday? What I am going to eat for dinner? Where we will go on vacation. It's fine to think about these things. A decision about dinner has to be made at some point. But one does not need to be so focused on these things to the exclusion of what is really happening here and now. (For additional reading on thoughts, please see the post on Simply Spirituality, How to Make a Watch Disappear.)
My experience has been that everything begins to feel more alive..... try it and let me know what you experience in the comments section below!