One of my goals in my writing, especially at this time, is to make certain matters as simple as possible.
Soon we may not have time for studying, reading books, watching videos, etc. We’ll need the very simplest statements of certain very useful and important notions.
I’d like to make a simple statement around “being here now,” “being in the Now,” or “living in the present moment,” the type of statement that busy people can remember. We may be busy but I’m sure we’d want to retain our spirituality.
What makes being in the Now difficult is that we conceive of it as a place we’re going to get to. It’s not.
It’s the place we come from. There’s no “getting to” it.
As long as we try to get to it, we never do. We’re sentencing ourselves to a never-ending experience of our own incapability.
If we want to be in the Now, we need to relax and let go. We’ll end up in the default, that which is, was and always will be there, no matter how we cover it up, misconstrue it, or do some other counterproductive thing. The default always remains. That default is the Now.
So long as we seek it, we busy the mind. A busy mind cannot know the Now. (1) If we stop occupying the mind with seeking it, we release the mind back into the ever-present Now.
At first we might question whether we’re in it or not. At first we may be half in and half out, or some other fraction. But if we persevere in letting go, in relaxing into the default, we’ll progressively see that the very thing we could not find for seeking, the very thing we had to let go of to see, has always been present. That is the Now.
(1) The one who is looking is the one you’re looking for. Stop busying it with looking and create the space for it to make itself known to your open mind and heart.