Great Benefits by Staying in the Present Moment

Living in the Now by Gina Lake

It all boils down to now, this moment.  The experience you are having right now is it.  The present moment is life – it’s what is real.  And the moment is just what it is.  You can pile all the thoughts, feelings, and imaginations you want into this moment are still just this.  And no matter how much or how little money you have, how youthful or old you are, how talented or untalented you are, how successful or unsuccessful you are, you still have just this moment.  No billionaire has any more or less of this moment.  People try to dress this moment up in ideas, but it still comes down to just this simple moment.  You can love it or hate it, but you still just have this moment.

The ego is always trying to improve on the present moment, but instead, it ruins it with its dissatisfaction.  It tells us the present moment would be better if:  “If I had more money, If I were in a relationship, if I were thinner, if I were better looking, if I lived somewhere else, if that hadn’t happened, if I hadn’t, if I had, “ and on and non.  Those are all lies.  None of those things change your experience of the moment unless you believe they do.  If you believe you need anything else to be happy, you won’t enjoy the moment.  You won’t really let yourself fully experience it.  If you don’t believe you need anything more to be happy than what’s here right now, you discover you have everything you need.

You don’t need anything more than the experience you have having right now.  It’s enough.  It’s plenty.  It’s perfect just as it is.  It was designed for you, given to you.  All you have to do and all you had to do is accept this gift.  Take it and let it in.  Let your self experience the present moment just as it is.  It doesn’t get any better than this.  That is the simple truth the ego refuses to accept, and it will suffer as long as that is the case.

No amount of spiritual seeking will ever make a difference unless you accept this simple fact:  This is it.  Seeking promises much more – the constant bliss the ego is after, which will never be, not in this dimension.  This isn’t bad news but really good news.  Its bad news to the ego because the ego is convinced that the present moment isn’t good enough and that it can’t be happy yet.  But it’s very good news for the you who is waking up out of the ego:  There’s something else here besides the ego’s striving and dissatisfaction.

Peace and happiness are right here, right now for everyone– anyone, that is, who willing to ignore the ego’s dream of glory, success, and unending happiness and pleasure.  The ego’s dreams are just that, and they keep us from being present to life just as it is and discovering what a gift it is just as it is.

The ego can get really angry when confronted with the truth.  It doesn’t want life to be the way it is!  That is the perennial problem and why people suffer so – they take on the ego’s [point of view.  But if you just let yourself drop out of the egoic mind and into the experience you having right her, right now, you can discover a quiet peace and contentment that’s beyond the ego, which can be your ongoing experience of life.

This that you are is always content.  When you aren’t paying attention to the ego’s dreams, desires, and discontentment, there is an opportunity to discover what’s content with this life.  That is the real you.  You are meant to be happy, not because you have attained or achieved something, but because it’s possible to experience the ever-present happiness of your true self.  It has always been possible for you to be happy; it’s only a matter of discovering who or what is always happy.

Does Clutter Make You Fat?

The Habit Fix by Eileen Rose Giadone

We all collect things for so many reason.  I might need those someday.  My children will want these when they are older.  When I lose ten pounds, these will fit great?  Some items have sentimental value.  Sometimes it’s just he thought of throwing away something that cost you good money, even though you haven’t touched it for a year.

Sometimes we just hat to admit to ourselves that purchasing it was a mistake.  But hanging onto what we don’t need can cause us to hang on to old habits, too.

The cause and effect of clutter in our lives is a hot topic right now.  New research on clutter and how it negatively affects us, mentally and physically, has revealed just how powerfully clutter can influence our health and general happiness.  There are a host of new books and informative blogs aimed at helping us break the habit of collecting and holding onto items that add to the disorganization of our homes and lives.  Developing the keystone habit of avoiding clutter can do wonders for your overall well-being.

Neuroscientists at Princeton University looked at the task performance results from those in an organized environment verses those in a disorganized environment.  The study showed that physical clutter in your surrounds competes for your attention, resulting in decreased performance and increased stress.  In other words, clutter in your surrounds correlates to clutter in your mind.


Positive  Balancing Thoughts

If truth doesn’t set you free, generosity of spirit will  – Katerine Stoykova Klemer –

Mixing humour and harsh reality is very human behaviour, it’s the way people stay sane in their daily life  –  Jorge Garcia –

There are two ways of meeting difficulties.  You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.  – Phyllis Bottome –

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.  – Lee Mildon –

Always laugh when you can.  It’s cheap medicine.  – Lord Byron –

Strength does not come fromphysical capacity.  It comes from a indomitable will.  – Mahatma Gandhi –