Why NOW is all that we have

Realize deeply that the present moment is all that you will ever have.

Eckhart Tolle

NOW is all that we have. Everything else is just an illusion. Something that we create in our minds, thinking that it is ours, that we can own it, if we just give it enough attention. But we can’t own it, all we ever have is HERE and NOW. All the world’s energy lies in NOW. In Taoist believe, Tao is the source of everything that is existing. It embodies the world as it is now as well as the potential for any possible future world. This potential though, is always connected to present state of being, anything that is happening and will happen, is chosen to happen in the present moment through the Tao. Tao is all and nothing it is not past and it is not future, it holds all the potential for the future, but it is not future. It is NOW.

So if NOW is all that we have, why are we doing so many things that keep us from living this NOW? We are wasting our time clinging to the past and complaining about the present, not realizing that by doing this, we are not even living in the present. We are not present. We are keeping ourselves busy with what was and what might be, taking the present moment away from ourselves.

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If your present is so bad, that you have to constantly worry and complain so much, that you can’t even be present anymore, then it doesn’t make sense to complain about the present, cause you are destroying your present by doing that. In the end everything you are worrying about, everything you are putting your whole energy into, is either the past or the future. The past is long gone and the future hasn’t come yet, so whatever you are worrying about in the future can be influenced by the present. Only by the present. The present is a gift that you should accept and use. It gives you the power to take control over your life, your future. So basically all that matters is the present, it is the door that closes your past and the key to your future. A key that can open any door in this world. Or even outside this world.

If you hate your life so much that you have to complain about it all day long, then why are you even living this life? It is your choice. And no, don’t say that you don’t have a choice and that there are too many things you have to do, too many obligations…You do have a choice. Yes, there are exceptions, there indeed are people in this world, who do not have a choice, who don’t have the possibility to change their life. But no. No, you are not the exception. You are the rule. If you are reading this article at the moment, then you are definitely the rule and you do have a choice. Of course it’s not always the easy way, but it’s the only way. If you want to stop living in a self- created bubble of worldly problems, that hold you down and stop you from truly living, then it is the only way.

If you want big things you have to do big things. If you want that expensive car, that bank account full of money and that big house, then you have to accept the challenges that come with it. Don’t complain about being busy and stressed out because of your job, because YOU ASKED FOR IT. If you ask for something, don’t complain about the things that come with it, but embrace them. If you can’t embrace your busy work day, or you don’t want to embrace them, then you shouldn’t ask for them, because you receive what you are calling in. If you really don’t want to spend hour over hour in an office, then don’t do it.  Life is all about priorities.  All you have to do is find out what your priorities are. Do want money, or do you want time? Do you want 2 pairs of shoes or do you want 10? Ask yourself that question and then start building your life around it. But please, please stop complaining about your life. And whenever you are envying another person, know that it is your choice, if you wanted, you could have the exact same life, the only question is, are you willing to accept the exact same challenges as well? In the end it all comes down to you, what is it that makes you feel alive, that makes you feel connected to yourself? It doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing, all that matters is to be there and to take with you your all.

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