Be Conscious in the Present Moment

The more conscious you are in the present moment, the better you will be at making the right choices. When you are truly present, you will sense and feel what is right for you right now. Life is one long ‘now’, so it makes perfect sense to direct all one’s energy into the present moment. Many people have their focus placed way too far out into the future. Of course, it is necessary to look into the future now and then, just as long as it doesn’t become a habitual state of mind. Personally, I have set myself 4-5 goals, wishes or aims for the future, but I am very conscious about working on these goals in the present moment. I enjoy thinking about these goals a couple of times during the day, and I think about the pleasure I experience by just being on my way towards them and sense the energy that they will bring me. When I feel the energy these accomplished aims will bring me, the joy of the journey is doubled. I also attract these dreams more quickly when I understand how important it is to feel the energy and joy that lies inherent within them.

The less conscious you are in the moment the more you will make “wrong” choices. If you are not directing your attention to the moment then you won’t be aware of your feelings here and now. A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step, and each step has a particular meaning for you. With each step along the way, you will learn about, feel and notice the nature of your life, building your identity and life experiences upon this. If you consider your steps insignificant, then your life will be insignificant.

If you make wrong choices, you will find yourself out on one of life’s small detours. Perhaps no choice is really wrong, for even a wrong choice will serve the important purpose of showing you what you don’t want in your life. Some people choose to make many, many small detours. They walk on and on until it hurts so much, they just have to turn around. Others live their entire lives in pain – oblivious to the possibility of making new choices. In their minds there exists only one possibility, only one choice. The good news is, that you will be offered thousands of chances in this life. In the arising of every new moment, you have the possibility to choose something new. If you experience, time after time, that your life has gone off course, then it is time to stop and reflect on what you can do differently in this very moment.