In many ways we want to change, but our mind doesn’t want to get out of its comfort zone. It will tell you things like: “there’s no need to do that. You know all of this stuff. Get to it tomorrow. You’re too busy now, etc.” The mind will come up with all kinds of excuses to convince you not to change or improve your life. Why does it do this?
Your mind is simply used to things the way they are. It doesn’t want to change because it’s comfortable where it is and in many ways – your mind is happy in its misery. But you’re not – and the only way things are going to get better is for you to start taking control of your mind and directing your subconscious to create the situations you want in life. This will only happen when you train your mind.
Value Your Time
Are you living in the present moment? I mean are you really here, focused on each and every moment, appreciating these moments, knowing that they will never happen again? You’re probably like most people, just trying to get through the day, not really paying attention to every moment or appreciating many of them. I know you can’t appreciate each and every single moment, but how many moments do you recognize as being special?
Each day has numerous special moments, and there is tremendous power in appreciating those moments. How important is your life to you? How important is it to be happy, successful and enjoying life? Are you willing to spend 5 or 20 minutes a day so that you achieve your goals? If you said no, you’re saying you’re not worth 5 or 20 minutes. And if you think you’re not worth it – why should anybody else try to help you or give you their time? What you think of yourself is what others will inevitably think of you. Get people working for you, start achieving your goals, make time for yourself – start living the life you want. If you don’t do anything to improve your life – nothing will change.
To do that you have to be here now. Unfortunately most people are thinking about the past or worrying about the future. When you are still thinking about the past or the future – you’re not here – you’re not living in the present. You’re not here now and you’re not drawing from the power of each present and special moment. If you want to achieve success, happiness and live the life you want – start living in the now; be here now by experiencing the present moment for the gift that it is.
Bring Yourself In Your Present
Very few of us utilize the power of this current moment. The only thing that truly exists is what is happening right now. The past does not exist; it’s over with and should be nothing but a fading memory. You can use your past as your experience not to repeat your follies, do better by making some more efforts which you missed last time and plan out new adventures and endeavors.
The future does not exist; it simply hasn’t happened yet. That is not definite. It may happen or take some other turn than you might have ever thought of. Both the past and the future are only a part of your thoughts and memories; they only exist in your mind and not in reality as on today.
The only thing that really exists right now is the very present moment that you live in. And from this present moment you can draw tremendous power; the kind of power that can change your life and allow you to achieve your goals. You need to reconsolidate yourself, your resources and your connections. You may not like the present moment but that’s only because you’re thinking about what you feel the present should be. You’re comparing the present moment to something else and not appreciating what is happening right now.
I know some of you may say: “Right now I don’t have a job and my bank account does not have sufficient balance to support me. I don’t expect to get support from anyone. Plus my wife/husband just left me and I’m stuck with 3 kids. My present is not exactly pleasant.” Such statements are usually from a disappointed person.
If your present or current situation is not pleasant, you’re comparing it to something else. You’re probably thinking about what the now should be instead of dealing with what is going on. If you don’t have a job then it’s time to look for one. Don’t focus on the fact that you don’t have a job, and don’t focus on how difficult it may seem to get a job. Instead, simply concentrate on going out and getting a job. You live in the present moment so do what has to be done now and don’t worry about the way things should be.
At the end of the day see where you are and focus on what needs to be done next. If your children need attention right now then give them attention. If you need to go out and look for work right now then do it. Don’t compare your present situation to anything. Accept what it is and make the most of it with the intention of making the present better with each step that you take. I’m not saying accept don’t do anything to improve your current situation. Deal with your present situation and do everything you can to improve your life.
When you begin working on the present moment with the intent of improving your life you begin to utilize the power of now you leave the past in the past, you don’t concentrate on the future and instead you start living in the present moment doing everything that you can to improve your life now.
When you do this you send a powerful message to your subconscious mind. You tell your subconscious that you are here now and ready to get to work to improve your life. Your Subconscious mind then begins working for you because your subconscious only understands the present moment your subconscious does not understand the future or the past your subconscious only lives in the now; it only exists in the present moment.
Understanding this process is one thing – practicing it is quite another thing. To start working with the power of now you have to get your mind simply focus on what is happening and what needs to be done right now. No more comparing or hoping for things to get better. Just deal with what is and what has to be done.
When you do this you start moving forward and you allow your subconscious mind to help you achieve your goals because you’re here now – working with your subconscious to create the situations that you want. Start living in the present moment and get your subconscious mind working for you today,and today only.
The Present is All That Exists
You have memories, you will have feelings when you think about the past, but let’s face it… the past no longer exists. You can’t step back in time and go into the past. The past is done with. It doesn’t exist. You can’t step into the future and see what happens. Despite what so called psychics and astrologers say, there is no way of seeing the future or living in the future. It hasn’t happened. One day that future will arrive and if you’re not paying attention, if you’re too focused on the past or still worrying about the future you’ll miss it completely.
The only thing that is taking place right now is the present moment. When you’re done… the moment that you’re currently experiencing will never happen again! The now will never happen again! Your present moment will never happen again! Even when you think about the past you think about it in the present moment. You don’t physically go back in time and remember the past. You only remember the past in this present moment.
When you think about the future you do it in the present moment not in the future. When you think about the past and the future you are wasting the valuable time and power that you have in the present moment. The only reason people are unhappy is because they fail to live in the present moment, they fail to embrace the now. Instead, they often think about what their present moment should be and that always leads to unhappiness. It is impossible to have a problem and live in the present moment at the same time. When you live in the present moment your attention is completely focused on what is happening at that very moment. There are no thoughts of the future or the past.
If you are at work – focus on work. If you are at home focus on the home. If you’re with friends focus on your friends. When you do this your subconscious mind is released and free to start working on improving your life. Focus on the present moment. Allow your subconscious mind to work for you everyday by working with the power of the present moment. Begin directing your subconscious to help you achieve your goals.
How You Can Live In The Now
If you’re ready to start living in the now and begin creating the life that you want then take a look at your present situation and ask yourself what’s wrong with the very moment you are in. You should find nothing wrong with the present moment it is what it is and once you accept it you can start living again.
Let’s face it you can’t turn your mind off but you can get it to work differently and that’s what you should start doing. If you don’t take control of your mind your mind will control you and that’s not going to help you improve your life. Ask yourself these questions: Do you find yourself waiting for something to happen? Are you waiting to get some more time? Make more money? Meet the right person? Are you waiting for the right opportunity?
Waiting is another game the mind plays because it doesn’t want to live in the present moment. If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you’re not living in the present moment you are focusing on anything but the present moment. I know you can’t focus on the present moment or live in the now 24 hours a day. But start by doing this for a few minutes a day and then continue expanding the exercise everyday. Then, track your progress. See how you feel when you only focus on what is happening right now. As you continually do this you’ll see yourself starting to enjoy the process.
Here’s a suggestion. The next time you are driving or walking pay attention only to what is happening around you. Listen to the sounds, observe the people. Don’t think about what you have to do or what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow or what might happen in five minutes. Focus your attention only on what is happening right now. Doing this will get your mind to start living in the present moment and before you know it you’ll be able to focus your mind and utilize the power of now. Start utilizing the power of now – you’ll be more focused and you’ll enjoy the present moment.
If you have determined, you’ll start moving toward achieving your goals and living the life you want. Enjoy life. Do things differently. Act like a kid when you can; kids are always living in the present that’s all they know. Forget about your troubles and just do something completely different and have some fun. Once you start doing this you’ll see things begin to fall into place. If you have a passion for sports then start playing a sport you like. If you have a passion for cooking make a meal or two over the next couple of days. Do what you enjoy and you’ll start attracting more positive situations into you life.
Be Happy – Be here now and start changing your life instantly. You can live the life you want. You can be here now and direct the awesome power of your subconscious mind. Stop defeating yourself, stop limiting yourself. Create all the success you want and deserve in life. Here’s to your success!