The Present Moment
edited: Friday, March 14, 2008
By D. Scott Arant
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008
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Scott gets insight from God on life's reality and how we are to live it.
The Present Moment
Scott, I hear your thoughts about your life and all of humanity’s life upon this earth. And it is a very simple response I have for you.
Each life lived in this dimension of time is very important. No life lived is of no consequence as you would state. Every life is vital and real for the one living this reality.
All lives are different in nature because that is the way each and every one of you set it up before you arrived here. There are no two exact lives in any dimension of time as you know it…they all have their own identity and their own reality.
One life is not greater than another life or experience. All lives have a direct correlation to your particular desires and the lessons of earth you wanted to learn and experience.
Notice, all experiences in life whether deemed negative or positive by you are important for you to experience. So, many of you have made a pre-determination, or assumptions, that events that happen to you are negative or positive. This is just a human perception and not really indicative of the realness of your totality of experience.
You humans love to pigeon-hole your experiences and catalogue them with your perceptions. You make them a reality in your life because you say they are reality. You make a belief or what is started as a thought, or perception, that something is. In actuality it is just a perception and flawed many times by your thoughts, and these thoughts have become a belief for you.
You have all clung to certain thoughts which have become beliefs thinking them to be important and you have identified with these thoughts as being who you are. In actuality, your thoughts are not who you are, they are simply a mental process which help you perceive as a human.
Know that your thoughts and perceptions could indeed be flawed as they are filtered through the beliefs you have created. Beliefs are like castles and fortresses. Once, the mind believes something it becomes your reality. Are all beliefs wrong? No, but one needs to be careful about what they believe. By the way, beliefs are not you either…again they are merely thoughts you have categorized as important to you. Generally these thoughts become who you really think you are…they become your identity and thus can become a fortress that is insurmountable in nature.
Notice when you mention something that is not congruent with another person’s beliefs, there is a feeling exuded from them that feels like resistance to your thought or belief. Notice, how your body feels and the minute perceptions in their body language. They might wince over what was said to them…or they might just “shut-down” all of a sudden. They might become silent or want to change the subject on you. It seems to you like a fence goes up and blocks what you just said to them because they just don’t believe it, or rather that it goes against a pre-conceived idea of their filtered reality. This is the fortress I am speaking of…the fortress of a thought that becomes a belief they identify with.
Each one of you individually sees and perceives through the sophisticated filters of the mind differently. And, so it is. If you all thought the same thoughts and believed the same beliefs you would hate it as you would not have freedom of thought as your Spirit calls for. Freedom to be you is important to you. All of you deep within have this goal to be true to yourselves…or what you believe to be yourself.
The ego mind, which is the human mind, will distort this supposed reality. This is why it is important to be as a child in your minds. A child, because they have not had the experience that an adult has is open wide to all realities. They are not “hung-up” as adults about anything. They simply experience and go on to new experiences. They look at life differently than an adult does…they don’t have pre-conceived ideas about what they experience…they just drink life in.
Notice, how joyful a child is most of the time. They don’t try to control life or put it in a box like you adults tend to do. Sure, children are vulnerable and can be hurt easily as all of you have already experienced in life. These little beings are open to all realities and don’t exert energy or expend it on the future. Neither do they expend energy on past events as perceived. They simply live in the moment of NOW.
If you adults would take a “chapter” out of their book you would find your life is easier and less painful. It is when you kick or fight against your present reality that you become exhausted and disenchanted with life as you know it. Notice, how many times your thought patterns are veering and being steered towards future events, as if, these events once obtained will make you truly happy. Notice how when you obtain a future goal it is uneventful overall to you. Obtaining goals is not as fulfilling as one thinks or perceives. After one goal is perceived as achieved a new one takes its place. That is why in this Journey you never really arrive…so get used to it…accept it and don’t resist what is.
This is mindfulness that is thinking in the future…as if it is the “end all be all.” Your planning is fine, but just remember not to put your plans in a box, or to create a belief around your plans. This kind of thinking creates a resistance to who you are. Don’t say that your thoughts are you…they are not.
Now is what is important…what is in front of you right now. If you resist the right now…you resist your life as it is. Relax into the now and don’t put it in your box of how life is supposed to show up. This is thinking in the future again…and it is an illusion and a belief that you have set up…it is not always your true reality, only a perceived reality…there is a difference.
When you experience thoughts that fight against what you are experiencing right now, you become exhausted and tired and you lose hope. Just practice more acceptance of what is in your life, not what is not. This will cause you to enjoy your life more. It also disengages the ego-mind and puts your egos in their proper place. You are not your ego; you are pure spirit in the embodiment of human flesh. Learn to accept what is and actually be thankful for what is. This will help you stay in the present moment. This will lessen your personal resistance to life as it is.