What might be versus what is

What might be is fear, anxiety, worry, stress, not real, a mind-made fantasy, a thought that is the future.

What is, is the reality of this conscious moment, now, the only time and moment there ever will be.

What might be or what might have been, is part of our imagined ‘life situation’ and is only constructed by us for us in our heads. Memories of the past that are just that, temporary mental forms of something that no longer exists except in our mind, yet we are always painfully thinking of what might have been. Projections of the future, a fantasy place of the mind, either one of further misery or salvation, but if we get to tomorrow, it will be now.

Now is the only time we can actually ever experience anything, even if it was possible to travel in time, when you got there, it would still be now.

What is, is real life in the conscious time-free, mind-free, spiritual dimension that the one life of the entire universe shares.

What might have been or might be is just a temporary form constructed by the mind and is not real and only brings us pain and suffering, strangely seen as normal, yet is insane.

Funny nearly all humans for nearly all of their physical carnation’s existence are in the what might have been or might be dimension and hardly ever in the real timeless, eternal now moment that is true aliveness and true existence. Now is our being, our essence, our oneness with all that is. What is, is acceptance of what this moment is and all that has occurred, peaceful within our soul.

Attention all, attention all

The mind will convince us of the need for reassurance, advice and help from other people. However, it is the fragile ego’s need for attention that drives it. If we need any convincing we need only logon to Facebook to see the needy looking for attention.

The challenge is, it becomes addictive and the moment that others do not provide what we need it is devasting for the delicate collection of self-created inner stories that have hijacked us. The ego then reacts and turns on our victim or punisher mode, often a mix of both.

Attention fuels the chemical fixes in the body that brings about a short-term buzz. However, as with everything there is the Yin and Yang and that means there is the corresponding low to all the highs.

So then the ego needs more drama, more complaining, more attention-seeking to get the next fix. The spiral is downwards as the need for more is insatiable.

The inner being within us all, however, is a sanctuary that will always be indestructible, the unmanifested and concept-free essence that is our true self.

No matter what happens in the mind or the exterior world, there is that within us that is always peace, love, joy, calm and the truth. A space that is drama and problem-free.

Pity that we are unaware of this as we are never taught about the transcendent dimension that is within us all and thus we are not even aware that there is space within that is always free of suffering and need. Even for those who have a more spiritual connection, there is the challenge of unlearning the conditioning and being within an environment of unaware people.

However, if we wish to live a real and peaceful life that is not consumed by the ego and our repeating thought patterns, then the challenges of going deeper into our true essence and being, that is beyond the mind, is one we can choose to take.

It does require patience, sacrifice and choosing to be present in the only moment that ever exists, as in now. The one that isn’t dominated by the story of ‘me’.