The Present Moment holds the key to many things in your life. By getting acquainted with the Present Moment, you can actually achieve success with the most challenging of circumstances. All your power is in the Present Moment. Within the Present Moment, you can even overcome the mind!
No one on this planet can get away from the Present Moment. It’s always with you. However, even though it’s always with you, you have in fact, disconnected from it without realizing it. You have managed to unintentionally lose your connection to the Present Moment.
The one sure-fire-way to avoid, to disconnect, to get away from the Present Moment is for you to engage your mind and to become absorbed in your thoughts. The mind is so entertaining, you can easily get lost in its maze-like thoughts and images. My mind can be very entertaining, what about yours?
Here’s just a very short list of descriptive experiences from an imaginary best-selling book, entitled, Entertainment by the Mind. Just listen to these statements.
The experiences are endless.
- Sometimes the mind is like a circus.
- Other times it’s a great drama.
- While at other times it’s filled with laughter.
- And then it’s filled with “imaginary arguments filled with anger.”
- And again, at other times it’s a great love story.
One moment the mind goes to heaven, the next it goes to hell, and then back to heaven – all in a matter of seconds. Wow!!! Fortunately for all of you, no one is inside your head watching or listening to your mind. All of this goes on and on in the privacy of your own mind. The mind goes, goes, and goes, much like a treadmill. It never seems to stop with its seemingly unlimited supply of thoughts and images. If you allow it, you, along with your mind, are constantly on a mental treadmill. How exhausting!
Stop and ask yourself: “Is this what I really want?” Of course it isn’t. Nevertheless, this may be the very reason you’re dealing with so much intensity inside of yourself at this time and this treadmill syndrome has brought you to this presentation. You might also be asking yourself, “How did I get here?” In a very broad sense the answer is quite simple. “Whatever you focus your thoughts on is what you get.”