Whatever comes our way there is always a solution and when it is happening right now, the only time anything can happen, we always know what to do. We always deal with it right now or of course, we choose not to deal with it, but it’s happening now, so no thought, no fear, no worry, no what if…it’s happening.
The challenge in life is always created from a mental projection of the future, a time that does not exist, a time that nothing can happen, as it is not now and when we reach that point, it will still be now.
The projections into the future create psychological fear as it is something that can never be dealt with now. We suffer mental and then as a consequence, physically too. This then creates a compound effect and further suffering and anxiety come.
The only way to avoid this is to realise everything always happens now, and there is nothing that can happen that we can not cope with or deal or choose to do nothing about. As it is happening in this very instance there is no capacity or time to think about it. No thought means no suffering.
Our default reaction to any bad news is always to worst case scenario that will result and to what we could have done, or should have done, to avoid the bad news happening.
The future and the past is where the suffering is. The future is the psychological fear of our minds’s projections into the future, a thing that does not exist except for in our heads. Of course, the ego thrives on drama and is totally insecure, so it comes up with the worst-case scenarios. We can go from mild bad news to meltdown in a short space of time.
The past, of course, no longer exists, and it is an act of complete futility to even think that it can be undone. But it is a chance to start the victim role, poor me, or it was so and so, it’s their fault.
If we choose to accept that what is, is it, unchangeable, if we accept that it has happened and that what comes from it is unknown, then we can concentrate on now. The only time that we can act or think or do or ignore or whatever we choose to do or not do.
If our default reaction was ‘I accept what is’ then we are free of the suffering, we are not resisting or denying reality and from a place of inner calm we can deal with any challenge that occurs.
Most of our life nothing has actually happened, it is our fears of what might happen that create all the suffering.
Enjoy now, the problem-free moment that is always our real life. It does not mean that we do not take action, but what we do not do is suffer.