"Waiting is a state of mind, the usual state of mind. Presence is when you're no longer waiting for the next moment, believing that the next moment will be more fulfilling than this one." ~ Eckhart Tolle
This is one of my favorite quotes from Eckhart Tolle. It reminds me about being present. Being present is not about waiting for something to happen. It is about believing. It is being in the moment and allowing your self to be carried forward to the next moment in the energy that is present and in the flow of that energy.
This means we do not need to know everything in every moment of our every day. We can stay awake to what we do know. We use that to our best ability and allow it to serve the world. That is all we need to do in the moment. What we learn in this moment is what will light the way for us in the future. So searching the future for signs or meaning really does not get us very far. We are searching in the dark.
Many times we question our spiritual growth and our meaning or purpose in life. But that is a question that often is not answerable. If we focus on that and allow it to define us, we can become paralyzed and stop our forward movement. Our answers do not come from chasing after them. Our answers come from being present and aware in the moment.
When we are chasing we don’t realize the real abilities within us. We don’t give ourselves the time to appreciate them. And often when we are chasing we are not listening to what the Universe is telling us about our calling. We cannot live fully in our intention.
Being present means quieting down and sitting with the purest energy we can find within. It means holding appreciation within our heart that we are just where we should be, where we need to be and where we actually should want to be. If we can get to that place, then the flow of this pure energy flows beautifully.
Blessings ~ Lisa
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