THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Honoring The Present Moment
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As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care and love-even the most simple action. So do not be concerned with the fruit of your action-just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. This is a powerful spiritual practice. In The Bhagavad Gita, one of the oldest and most beautiful spiritual teachings in existence, non-attachment to the fruit of your action is called Karma Yoga. It is described as the “path of consecrated action”.
When the compulsive striving away from the NOW ceases, the joy of Being flows into everything you do. The moment your attention turns to the NOW, you feel a presence,, a stillness, a peace. You no longer depend on the future for fulfillment and satisfaction-you don’t look to it for salvation. Therefore you are not attached to the results. Neither future nor success has the power to change your inner state of Being. You have found the life underneath your life situation.
In the absence of pyschological time , your sense of self is derived from Being, not from your personal past. Therefore, the pyschological need to become anything other than who you are already is no longer there. In the world, on the level of your life situation, you may indeed become wealthy, knowledgable, successful, free of this or that, but in the deeper dimension of Being you are whole and complete now.