The purpose of meditation is to train our mind to live in the present moment of NOW. Our mind if unattended keeps us entirely in thoughts of the past or the future. Have you ever experienced being somewhere physically, but your mind was one thousand miles away? You may as well not have been there. If our mind is constantly caught up in the past or the future, the present moment of NOW may as well not exist. Our mind does not understand the importance of NOW. A constant thought stream of non-productive ‘woulda’, ‘coulda’, ‘shoulda’ and ‘someday I’ll” runs through it which totally distracts from the NOW. Often our mind thinks of NOW as an inconvenience preventing us from experiencing our future. The mind fails to realize that everything that has happened and everything that ever will happen has occured in a present moment of NOW. NOW is where our power lies. It is the only base from which action can occur. And it is the only place where peace abounds.
Meditation trains our mind to be in the precious moment of NOW. When our mind becomes silent we enter a state where thought is not necessary. Ideas and inspiration come through telepathy. When compulsive striving away from the NOW ceases, the joy of Being flows into everything you do. As your attention turns to NOW, you feel stillness and peace.
When you honor the NOW and you act from present-moment awareness, every action is imbued with a sense of care and love. When you become totally engrossed in a project you love, you are in the NOW and time loses it’s grip. Hours seem like minutes. Give your full attention to whatever NOW presents and completely accept what is. You cannot give full attention to something and at the same time resist it. Don’t be concerned with the fruit of your action, just pay attention to the action itself. Do even the simplest action with love and care and fruit of it will come of its own volition. Ask yourself if there is joy, ease, and lightness in what I am doing? If not, you are not in the NOW and time is covering up the present moment. It may be that you need to consider HOW you are doing what you are doing. How is always more important that WHAT.
We tend to be impatient and want to see the fruit of our actions immediately. But your role may be to plant a seed that will bear fruit at a later time. An ancient and powerful spiritual practice is to let go of the need to see the fruit of our action. Do what your heart and the present moment tell you to do in a spirit of love and detach from the results. The fruit will come but not necessarily as you have envisioned or on your schedule.
For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’: “Do what you do in the present moment in a spirit of love and care. Know it is enough because YOU are enough. The fruit of your action will come in its own way and on its own time schedule.”
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