Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fifth Key: Focus On The Present

We often need reasons to be happy. We find the reasons by remembering the past or anticipating the future (The same process works when we find reasons for worry/anxiety). Happiness without reason is referred to as bliss. Moving neither forward nor backwards, makes bliss available. You become free from the constant loop of thought, evaluation and analysis. The silent state of being is the home of bliss.

As an initial step you must cultivate a new sense of awareness and practice mindfulness in your daily activities. You must be aware of what is and not overshadow it with what was or what could be. Slowly a realization develops that there is fullness in every present moment.

The empowering ability to separate the moment from the situation then develops. The still point in midst of the endless transformations is identified.


VSB said...

Unconditional happiness is so empowering, so liberating and so exhilerating. He who is 'blissful' is indeed blessed. I have read 'the Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle wherein he talks about what you have described as 'fullness in every present moment.'
It will be very helpful if you further elaborate on this topic.

VS said...

I didnt elaborate, lest I might say something misleading. This has to be practiced to be experienced...even 2-3 minutes of mindfulness make you sense some changes.