Infinite possibilities

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. -Eckhart Tolle

There is a strange force within our nature that keeps pulling us towards either past or future. It doesn’t allow us to stay in the present, in the moment. Nowadays most of us are living our lives in hopes that something better is going to happen in the future. In that sense, it means that we are living for the future, in the future. That’s not the way to live, never was and never will be. You can dream about the future, but cannot live there. You can only live in the present moment, that’s the only thing you actually have.

We all keep complaining about our lives, we blame it on circumstances, people, fate, and money. We do it because we are looking for a change in future, but not in present. In fact every moment offers us infinite possibilities! You are laughing on this now, right? Seeing around, you may think it’s impossible, but if you see within, it’s not only possible, but it’s already existing!

Let us consider this by an example. Imagine that there are hundred doors and for each door there is one key. There is only a single slot provided for all those keys where you can put one key at a time. For every key you put in it, one of the door unlocks. Now you have those hundred keys in your hand. But you focus your eyes and mind on only one of the door (maybe anything from career options, desires, relationships, etc) and keep changing keys in that slot (brain) hoping that one particular door (future) will unlock. But you don’t notice that with every key (moment) you put in that slot, one of the other doors keeps opening. But you are unaware of it. You are ignorant of the process. You consider yourself as limited, and your possibilities as limited. If you are in the moment, you are more aware, more observing! You can observe every door, every possibility.

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We cannot live in the future. You cannot wear sweater now just because it will be winter after few months. Future is uncertain. You only have is this moment. You cannot deny the moment. If you have become a triangle, it’s difficult to become a circle from this state. You have to let go of what you have falsely assumed yourself as, here as triangle, and turn back into a point (•) again. From then you can start becoming a circle. That’s what we really call as transforming. Letting go is an art that only few can master.

Don’t expect anything from future. It also doesn’t know where it is going.
Don’t expect anything from the past, it cannot take you anywhere as it’s gone.
Don’t expect from the present as it is already giving you infinite possibilities!

Thanks for reading. 🙂

-Jackie Jain.

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P is for Present: Day-16

Present is the only gate of time which leads us to the path of happiness.

Some people say life is short, because they tend to live in future. Some people say life is full of pain, because they tend to live in past. Some people never say anything about life. They just define it by living it to the full. Because they live in present.

The juggling among past, present and future spoils the very purpose of our life. They are three children of time who wants their part from the property of time. They want justice from you. It is important to divide things in between these three GATES OF TIME. Let us give memories to the past and worries to the future. Once they have they get their part, past and future will never interfere with present. Give your moments to the present.

Because life is a ‘Present’ if you live in present. Keep an eye on past, brain on present and foot on future. Time is very rich and wide, so division will also be wide. Precise vision is required for division of the things among these three gates of time. If your past, present and future of your life are not in conflict with each other, you can breath the happiness of life. If these three gates of time are happy with your division, they can open the gates of happiness for you. I am sure you are not going to disappoint the children of time.

“Living in the present is the best present we can gift to our life.”

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This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 16 and it is on the letter ‘P’. ‘P’ is for Present. Live in the present.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always, thanks for reading. This post is the same post (with some changes) which I wrote few months back. So just bringing that past memory in the moment of present to make the future better without worries.