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.

Restlessness

O you tractable human, O you powerful soul,
this restlessness is pushing you into a hole.

We all go through this. We often find ourselves in situations where our mind is in a state of restlessness. Countless thoughts arise in our mind in an uncontrollable manner which stupefies us of its virulent consequences. We all want is peace and joy. But when restlessness arises, we forget our nature of peace. Just like when two tectonic plates collide, it results in an earthquake, similarly when two thoughts collide, it results in restlessness.

The collision between being and becoming is the cause of this earthquake, restlessness is mere an effect. We cannot change/control the effects, we can change the cause. Just like the aftermath of tsunami is devastating, so is the case for restlessness. Peace is destroyed, rise in anger and anxiety is at peaks, and patience level falls down to zero.

The problem with our generation is comparison. We compare ourselves with everyone who is succeeding at life and then regret ourselves. You are comparing the effect here, not the cause. We all have flowers of creativity within ourselves. Some are watering their tree of knowledge and some are not. Some are giving their inner light to them and some are not. When you don’t water them and give them light, the flowers won’t bloom from this trees of knowledge. There will be emotional imbalance and will give rise to disasters like anger, anxiety and restlessness. These disasters will preclude your growth process. They will relentlessly push you into a state of torpor.

Start watering your tree of knowledge. Start reading. Start shining. Start being positive. People have started watering in the past, their flowers have bloomed now and have become successful. It’s your time. Don’t force the process. It takes time for becoming what we want to become from what we are at the moment. Don’t let these both thoughts collide. Maintain a distance between these two to avoid restlessness. Keep growing and let others grow too. Have faith in the process. Have faith in your ability.

Abundance of happiness

When people think of life as a deal, it becomes more complex situation which we cannot deal with.

Deal is something in which we give away something to receive something else. But on the other hand, Life is always about giving and spreading happiness.

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Time is a place. There are three different regions in this place and there are even boundaries to them which we have thinned down by our ignorance. Those regions are past, present and future. We all live in the ‘present’ region of time. We cannot change the situations in past region (our past) and cannot predict what is going on in the future region (our future). So how can we make a deal with these places! How can we export our happiness to the past, where there will be no one to utilize it and how can we import expectations from future, who are sending their junk to our region. Cut the deal. We have abundance of happiness here itself. Be in the present. This is what we are supposed to do. To give happiness to others in the same region of present and to expect nothing in return. Life is a medium to refine the soul and make it free from the prisons of cycle of life.

Thanks for reading. Have a beautiful weekend. Spend good time in present region of time.

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Family and Friends are the best people to be in this present region. Because happiness magnifies only in their presence. So make the most of time.