Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Power of Now: Being Aware and Present



Living in a fast-paced world as we are now is like a marathon; a race with an uncertain outcome. People are always in a hurry, but end up arriving late at the destination. Along the way, we bumped with each other in an attempt to get ahead. There's a lot of shouting, screaming, or even crying. No matter how hard it seems to be, still, a determined soul can conquer obstacles and overcome defeat. There's no way to quit, but to continue the race towards the peak.

Unhurried life isn't a thing nowadays even in a rural village. We are all connected by the power of technology and we seem to get the latest information in real-time, at the particular moment, and as needed. Through an upgrade in transportation and communication, everything is quick and instant; as fast as teleportation if it's real. Getting towards a destination excites us and the journey becomes a cherished expedition. 

Years ago, life isn't that complicated and people enjoy much in the present moment of their lives. As compared to the present time, most people are living in their past when they can't leave their worries behind. Others may be living in an uncertain future and become anxious about what lies ahead. That's life! truly complicated.  Whatever comes in the head are noises that are unfiltered coming from different sources and even our own prejudice.

Living in the past and in the future is inevitable. When the mind wanders means lack of focus and awareness of the present; not truly conscious -- not being aware. A complicated living of being not present at the moment has its consequences. We become distracted and less productive. Our worries, fears, uncertainties are enemies to productivity and consciousness. Though it is a result of previous traumatic experiences, we are still in control and have the power to bring back to a normal state of being; where we enjoy the present moment and truly living. 

As we go through the next level of spiritual existence, we learn to ignore or filter those noises that will not benefit our being. We become alert and more focused on what we are doing and the result is fascinating  a stress-free living.

Being present and aware at the same time is a gift to ourselves or to someone dear to us. When we are aware and conscious of someone's presence, they feel being accepted and loved by us. However, when we ignore their presence, they will feel neglected, abandoned, and uncared for; that's miserable and unacceptable. 

But in today's world, there's another side of the story, we oftentimes focus on our own; our personal intention and goals to achieve. We go on our own without validation from others. That's consciousness from the personal level. We go for healing when our soul finds its peace and beingness.

The power of now is so powerful that we experience and practice mindfulness. We do not allow a mind that wanders, but we focus our intentions back to our present reality. We choose to be peaceful and live a stress-free life leading to our health and wellbeing. The power of now is a spiritual gift to the people that surround us. When we are at peace with ourselves, we are present in our dealing with people no matter what happens and we deal with life peacefully as it happens. That's the power of presence and awareness  the power of now!

© 2018 Del Cusay