If we live in the now, as in this present conscious moment, then we can only have solutions to situations that arise right now. That’s real and can be dealt with or not, right now, and is free from suffering or anxiety and fear.
If we live in our mind and its endless repeating thought and projections into the unknown future that doesn’t exist outside our head, then we have a life filled with problems and suffering from the fear of what might happen. It’s out of our control and cannot be dealt with, it’s pure psychological fear.
Solutions happen now and are real, problems occur in the future and are generated in our mind. It’s a simple choice we can all make, now.
Once we allow ourselves to become unconscious in our thought, it is very powerful and before we realise it we are dragged from one drama to another. We lose any sense of now and our surroundings, we are in perpetual projection of what might happen. The unreal future that only creates psychological fear.
This not only affects our mental state it also manifests itself physically within the body.
Often when we become dominated by our thoughts we feel tired, frazzled, anxious, and many other feelings of general unwell.
An easy way to break this cycle right now and to disconnect from our thoughts is to simply breathe. To step away from everything and sit peacefully and just breathe.
When breathe and meditate it allows the mind to go silent, this strengthens our awareness and allows us to become at peace within. This calms the body too. We physically let go as well as mentally.
If we just count our breaths in and out, noticing our belly rising and falling as we breathe, then awareness comes, we can feel our energy and know we are life and not our mind and its thoughts.
Soon we become conscious and free from our mind streams and the drama. We are no longer in the future, we are present now.
Then we are relaxed just from focusing on breathing. What an amazing thing.