2019 like 1843, 1031, 2039 BC and so on are all history, they no longer exist, except as a memory or a memory of something we read or were told about a past year. They are just mental forms, temporary like all, and are mythological like time itself. They are human mind constructs.

None of that matters unless you attach yourself to the past. If you make attachments, then the past will allow your ego to shape your life and control it. If we accept that everything that happened and existed up to this moment now no longer exists apart from in our mind, then we can choose to let go of it by not energising it. Anything within our mind is within us and the real you and I can control it no the other way round, it is a choice.

‘I had a bad 2019’ or ‘2019 was great’…neither matter, it is the past, gone and as you read this, it is now, as in the eternal present moment. Even when we get to 1 hour from now, it will be now, it will be the present moment, the only moment that you are ever alive. Past and future exist only in the mind.

It won’t matter what year it is, day of the week, hour, minute, second…that is just the surface of our life situation, our real life is always in the moment that is now. Thus if we accept now, embrace it and allow the inner joy that is always there to flow in our consciousness, then what happens in 2019, 2020, 2030 so on does not matter, it will not affect our inner state of joy, it only disrupts the mythical unreal world of the time-bound life situation that we all think is ‘normal’ life.

2019, except for this moment right now no longer exists. Accepting that will bring you constant joy and peace, not an unconscious mind-controlled life that gets its very existence from what has already happened and suffers from it.

An unattached life

When we attach ourselves mentally and within to people, things, places, our views, our thoughts and story, then when something affects any of that, then we suffer. Pain comes and we feel as if it is the same as someone or something injuring us.

By not being attached to them through our mind and mental forms, thoughts, then we are free, we are at peace inside and the suffering stops. The ego creates attachment and dependency, it controls us and tries to control others.

Being unattached does not mean that we do not care, it simply means we choose not to suffer inside. In fact, our lack of dependency on things, people, views etc, liberates us to be able to allow our true essence to be and to be able to shine our light for others.

It does not mean we can not have relationships, friends, be with others or have things, it means we can have all of them but without pain that a mental attachment places. It is free from the egoic state of the mind that depends on things, people etc for our happiness.

Dependency and attachment burden us and brings that burden and our suffering to others too.

An unattached life, conscious and free from suffering will enable our soul to shine for us and other souls.