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  • Now-HereAll the Time?

  • Is it really possible to be in thenow-hereall the time?

  • Most of my time seems to go in planning for, or worrying about, the future.

  • Whether you

  • know it or not,

  • you cannot be anywhere else than here and now.

  • Wherever you are it will be here and now.

  • You are given

  • only one moment at a time

  • and you are wasting that moment

  • in planning or worrying about the future;

  • and the future never comes.

  • What comes is always here, now:

  • it is a series ofnows

  • one now,

  • another now

  • but you are always living in the now.

  • There is no future

  • so how can you worry about the future?

  • It is because of this kind of worrying

  • and planning for the future

  • that a certain proverb

  • exists in all the languages of the world:

  • Man goes on desiring,

  • planning,

  • worrying about the future

  • and God goes on disappointing him.

  • There is no God to disappoint you.

  • In your very planning, you are sowing the seeds of disappointment.

  • In your very worrying about the future,

  • you are wasting the present;

  • and slowly, slowly it becomes your second nature .

  • to worry about the future.

  • So when the future comes,

  • it will come as the present;

  • and because of your habit of worrying about the future,

  • you will waste that moment also in worrying

  • You will go on worrying about the future for your whole life.

  • You will stop only when death comes

  • and takes away all

  • possibility of the future.

  • You missed your whole life:

  • you could have lived

  • but you only planned.

  • Live

  • intensely and totally now,

  • because the next moment will be born out of this moment;

  • and if you have lived it totally and joyously,

  • you can be absolutely certain that the next moment

  • will bring

  • more blessings,

  • more joy.

  • I have heard:

  • Three professors of philosophy

  • were having a discussion

  • at a railway station. The train was

  • standing at the platform. There were a few minutes before it was due to leave,

  • but they got so involved in their discussion that the train left

  • without them then they realized, and they ran….

  • In the last compartment, only two professors could enter; the third

  • remained on the platform. The train had gone

  • and he had tears in his eyes.

  • A porter was standing there. Seeing the scene, he said,

  • Why are you crying?

  • At least two of your friends have got the train.”

  • He said, “That is the problem. They had come to see me off.”

  • They must also be crying, inside the train.

  • Existence also sometimes plays jokes on people.

  • Stop

  • this habit of planning.

  • Stop worrying about the future.

  • If tomorrow comes,

  • you will be there;

  • and if you know how to live,

  • if you know how to live joyously and dancingly,

  • your tomorrow will also be full of dance and joy.

  • It is the miserable man

  • who plans for the future,

  • because his present is so miserable

  • that he wants to avoid it, he does not want to see it.

  • He thinks about tomorrows:

  • good days are going to come.

  • He is utterly impotent to transform this moment into a good moment.

  • A long habit of transferring everything

  • to the future, .

  • postponing,

  • living for the future,

  • will take your whole life out of your hands.

  • There is no other way.

  • You are asking, “Is it really possible

  • to be in the here-now all the time?”

  • This is the only possibility.

  • You cannot be anywhere else.

  • You try:

  • try to be in the tomorrow.

  • Nobody has succeeded up to now

  • you cannot be in the

  • coming minute.

  • Do you think you can jump

  • and reach into the future,

  • jump out of today

  • and reach into tomorrow?

  • Even if you are planning for tomorrow, that too is being done here-now;

  • even if you are worrying about the future,

  • that too is being done here-now.

  • You cannot be anywhere else; whatever you do,

  • existence allows only

  • this space

  • of here and now.

  • I can say to you

  • that I am living here and now.

  • I also have tried

  • somehow to get

  • into the future

  • but there is no way.

  • You cannot go back

  • into the past,

  • you cannot go ahead of time into the future.

  • In your hands is always the present;

  • in fact, the present is the only time you have.

  • And now

  • is such

  • a meaningful word,

  • because that is your whole life

  • a “nowstretched

  • from your birth to your death.

  • But it is always now

  • and here is the only space.

  • You cannot be

  • anywhere else than here;

  • wherever you are,

  • that place will become here.

  • Just be

  • clear about it,

  • otherwise life goes on slipping through your hands like water.

  • Soon you will have empty hands;

  • and meeting death with empty hands

  • is an utter failure.

  • Meet your death

  • full of joy

  • silence and serenity.

  • Meet death

  • with your hands

  • full of ecstasy.

  • In that ecstasy, death itself dies.

  • You never die

  • your here-now continues

  • forever and forever.

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    trailylee posted on 2015/09/29
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