Right now is all I have.
Life and experience are always changing. I never really know what experience will bring even a minute from now, let alone a day or a week or a month or a year. Yet right now I can make a choice that will affect the right now of the future. Right now can drastically affect the future, not only of myself, but of the Earth.
The power is right now.
There are parties and then there is the VIP room at the party. There is behind home plate at a baseball game and then there is the dugout. Compared to the best seat in the front row, the dugout is a completely different world. Life, experience, drama, a story is happening at some level, but what’s really happening is right now. This is where the major leaguers are playing, this is where the masters are dancing, in the now.
Right now I can make a decision. The most powerful decision is in the now. I choose this now. I am ready now. I am here now. This is now. Truth is now. Bam! That’s instantaneous manifestation. That’s instantaneous transformation. Even intention is a far cry from the power of now.
It’s always now. Instead of trying, be here now, instead of attachment or expectation, experience NOW, just now. Trying to define or control now misses what is important in the NOW. So does intention for the future, striving, working. Even healing is very limiting compared to the power of health. Bam! I am healthy now. Bam! Fully capable now. Bam! I can do anything now. Bam! Anything is possible now.
Conscious exploration of now perspective is very beneficial. What we think is important, even what is true is subject to change. The possibility always exists to be more in alignment with well-being, more acceptance, more deep breathing, more alignment with things we deem truly important.
To an alcoholic, alcohol is of the utmost importance. Right under air. In many cases above water. Everything else is low priority: a little bit of food, cigarettes, not family, not home, not a job. And yet what does this alcoholic want? Alcohol! What is important? Alcohol!
The simple power of now. Simply ponder, simply question, explore what is going on within right now. Ask, “Why do I want this alcohol? What is it that this alcohol gives me that I want or that I like?” or “If I could do anything, if anything were possible, what would I really want? What would I really do?” The truth is an alcoholic doesn’t want alcohol. What the alcoholic really wants is whatever feeling the alcohol facilitates. Relaxation, forgetting, letting go, distraction, ease, feeling good etc.
Within this pondering, this questioning, this asking, this exploration, a new possibility, a new land, a new life is found. Awareness is key and from awareness a choice can be made. A choice can be made and progress can happen, change can take place. In the power of choice, change always takes place. There is a death.
In the true decision making process, when a decision has been made, there is a death. There is a death that takes place and this choice takes birth, takes life. This choice, this decision may be beneficial or it may be non-beneficial for the enjoyment of experience, for health. Choices are made on a regular basis that are not in support of health or well-being or love or fulfillment. And yet they are made. Why? Because of conditioning.
What is conditioning? Most of perspective is conditioning. Unless you have awakened to the nature of the universe then your perspective is based on the rules, lives and experiences of interacting in this world. Anything you believe is conditioning. Almost everyone is conditioned and thus conditioning those around them. Unless EVERYTHING has been questioned and enlightenment found then beliefs, ideas and perspective are just conditioned programming.
No matter what the things is, even if it’s extremely enjoyable, even if it works, even if it is abundant, the pondering, the question-asking is a great benefit for expansion. Fine tuning always exists. In every environment, that which survives adapts. That which does not adapt does not survive. Nations can evolve in leaps and bounds, or they can be stagnant.The human mind can hardly fathom the amount of time such subtle evolutionary manifestations are taking place. The scale of life plays out from the atom and the molecule, all the way up to the vastness of the planetary.
~Isness Quinn Is~