With every minute of every day we have the power to make our life the most joyous experience that it was meant to be! 

In theory,  most of us will say we KNOW this to be true.  And …. SOON… just as soon as I take care of this…or when that happens, then I will start to work at getting it… when I change jobs, get out of debt, find my partner for life …. then… then I’ll begin to live using my powers of spirit, that connection within that is a very part of me… my co creatorship with Creation Energy!

NOW! NOW is the time to begin to practice this ability in this very moment…and the KNOWING YOU DO HAVE IT.

Do you realize the value of that little word of three letters NOW?!?!

NOW, the present time, the present tense, the moment that IS AT HAND.  This is the only time in which you really have anything to do.

This is a part of our Spiritual path…to awaken out of the illusory world of the thinking human mind into the truth and reality of the life lived in the present moment.  NOW…

The world of the mind is a world of the remembered past and imagined future.  It is a world of illusion…. and yet almost everyone believes this illusory world to be the truth of life.        

The PAST is gone irrevocable…It has passed into oblivion!!!! 

It is true that you are today reaping the results of the past and will continue to reap its harvest to a greater or lesser extent in the future, but it cannot be changed, regardless of how much time and effort are expended in regret. 

IF THE PAST HAS BEEN LIVED UNWISELY, it is useless to worry over it and spend our PRESENT DAY OF OPPORTUNITIES in remorse! 

From Ralph Waldo Emerson…

“Finish every day and be one with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities crept in.  Forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day; you should begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

And…….if our ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS have been beyond the usual and have granted us great praise and recognition and honor, our present should not be spent in EGO about these past successes.  ANYTHING that we may have ACCOMPLISHED IN THE PAST can be outdistanced in the future!!! 

If we are not doing GREATER WORK today than ever before, something is wrong with our method of development.  We must be aware and present NOW.  The world is evolving very quickly.

The mistakes of the past can be obliterated to a degree by wise and constructive living today!

For MOST PEOPLE, the PRESENT is only a knot tying the past and the future together.  One eye on the future and one eye on the past.  They fail to watch their IMMEDIATE STEP [being in the now] and topple down the abyss. 

In considering one’s present condition, many times an element of self-pity and self-exoneration are used for excuses for our present condition.    We blame our environment, heredity, others…

This is from the Bible…THEREFORE, WE MUST ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PAST whatever it has been and for the present whatever it may be. BUT….accepting responsibility for the past, and continuing to brood over it are two different things.

When are we to truly begin building for the futures so that our situations may change… our world’s situation may change??

THERE IS BUT ONE TIME TO BEGIN!!! and that is this present moment.

If you don’t change yourself today, you will get tomorrow more or less the same as what life served you yesterday.

Einstein’s definition of insanity is…. to keep doing the same thing and expect a different outcome.

The future can only be changed in the present moment of NOW and the karma of the past can be erased in the present moment of NOW.

The present moment is your sanctuary and safe haven where all life’s answers can be found and solved!!

What are you doing RIGHT NOW!?!?

In preparing the way for any great enterprise, there are always general plans, and specific plans.  Some general plan must be made for every project that might apply to several other undertakings, but these must be followed by more specific plans that meet the requirements of the particular object which you may have in view.

AT THIS MOMENT you may not be in position or sufficiently advanced to begin work on your specific plans, but you are in position NOW to begin work on the general specifications!! NOW!!

The farmer does not plant corn in the fall of the year…. If he/she did, it would rot in the ground and never produce a crop.  He/she must plan and wait……

Some of the features that enter the general plans for any kind of successful future are as follows:

FIRST:  constructive thinking.  DO IT NOW!!!  Examine your thoughts…write them down…. do you truly know what you think???

SECOND:  Know the truth about yourself.  YOU ARE DIVINE.  You have a specific work to do which no one else can do.  Jesus said, “I must be about my Father’s business.”  The father/mother within was urging him on to the fulfillment of his exalted purpose.  The father/mother within each individual is calling for loyalty in service now…..

THIRD:   See the good in all mankind.  Peter had to learn the lesson that no one is “common, or unclean.”  A perfect example of this is in Mother Teresa’s work.    When asked how she could go in the slums of India and face people with leprosy, disease, and the unclean…She replied, “I see Jesus in all their eyes.”

FOURTH:  Do your present work in the finest possible way.

If you are busy realizing the truth about yourself and all humanity, watching your thoughts to see that nothing of a negative or destructive nature creeps in, and are faithfully performing your present task, you will be living very acceptably in the NOW, and laying a DEPENDABLE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE!!

There is one thing more that is necessary in order to complete the general scheme.  THAT IS:  your period of meditation each day! 

In this period of quiet thought, long for illumination, for understanding and guidance in your journey.  If you persist in this practice, you will be led by a straight path in the accomplishment of the purpose for which you came to the earth.  Sometimes a destination may be reached by several different routes, but, the shortest distance between two points, is a straight line. 

NOW is all the time we have, for tomorrow never comes.  If we are ever going to be successful, we must be successful today.  If we are ever going to be happy and contented, loving, kind and true, we must have those virtues today.  IT IS POSSIBLE FOR US TO BE TODAY WHATEVER WE DESIRE TO BE, by living in the NOW, extracting all the goodness and value from each experience as it comes to us, we will be preparing for a greater work in the future.  For SUCCESS in any line always attracts greater success…..money goes to money…..like attracts like!!

BY NOW, we meant the present moment.  Not an hour from now, not tomorrow…not next week …not “later”….NOW.

Remember, you have something to contribute to every situation in which you find yourself!! 

In our hurried life today…..sometimes you hear people say, I will but let me take care of things at home first…..let me finish with this project, then I will….and so on…..

Looking back or waiting does nothing for you….START NOW!!!  It is our only truth.

― Eckhart Tolle tells us in The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.” 

And so it is.