I think, therefore…

If we took the energy and time that we spend thinking each day and used that to consciously focus on the present moment, free from the mental noise, just imagine how different our life would be.

60,000 thoughts per day on average, with probably 59,999 being thoughts that we had an hour ago, a day ago, a month ago, in fact, for an entire lifetime.

Silencing the mind creates space within, space for new things to arise from our very essence and with that space we can allow them to grow and to be manifested. If there is only constant thought, then there is no space for anything else.

The ability to think does not prove existence. The conscious awareness that witnesses our thought and other senses prove that our true being is the awareness, the knower, that is beyond thought. We are not our mind.

I think, therefore I’m nothing but thought.

A few nanoseconds

So the earth is 4.5 something billion years old, well so we are told, none of us actually know that, but anyway, humans appeared 200,000 years ago, again so we are told. So if you condensed the time that earth has existed into one day, then we’d appear at 23.59 and 57 seconds, so just 3 seconds of that day have we been here! Mind you, we’ve certainly not hung about, we’ve done a lot in those 3 seconds, sadly most of it not so good, to be honest.

Taking it a step further, if each of us lived to say 100 years old, we’d only represent about 100,000 nanoseconds, and if you think that 100,000 nanoseconds sound like a lot, there are a billion in just one second.

The point is we’re not here very long. Enjoy the moment, don’t think, do stuff that matters, enjoy, love, laugh, smile, dance, sing, paint…and just be, be the real you. Oh and don’t give a shit, you haven’t got time to be bothered, angry, frustrated, envious, jealous, hateful and so on.

A few nanoseconds will be gone in less than a blink of an eye.