I wonder where thought truly originates from. Thinking is arguably the greatest plague to infect human beings! Thought condemns one to the past and therefore enslaves them, often from the very thing they are reaching to escape. I do not mean to say thinking is good or bad, but rather simply that it exists, and greatly hinders humans hence infecting them with a plague of sorts. Where did this dis-ease come from?
What I am getting at here is why are so many people NOT living in the present? Why is living in the present NOT our “natural state,” so to speak. Or maybe it is, but we have fallen unaccustomed to this. I do not seem to know.
I am not excluding myself here, for I am guilty of the past/future complex too, but I definitely see the value and importance of living in the present. Life is not static, therefore thinking is kind of silly actually. I mean, it is not like time, if this exists, stops allowing us to review things before resuming life. We are in constant motion.
I find this predicament rather curious – and I would imagine others would do too. But how absurd this is! I am thinking about the present! Which therefore means I am not in the present which I desire to be living in. Herein lies the problem though. As long as someone desires to live in the Now, as Tolle puts it, they will never be able to do so. Living in the present is not about desire, for that would just be to satisfy the egoic mind which thrives on thought which is past (or projecting about the future, but still from past experiences, etc.).
I wonder, what truly living in the present feels like. Of course, as everybody else, have experienced passing moments of the Now, but what about living in the present constantly?
The difficulty is defeating the ego – for I imagine that as long as the ego has a strong hold on your mind, finding Life in the present would be impossible.
I want to be free, so free that my inner freedom projected outward as well of course, is a revolutionary act. That may just be the most joyous and beautiful experience, or at least way of life. I would love to experience such a lifestyle, lead such a life, and share with others what I will have come to understand.
Thanks for reading – comments welcomed!