There is Only Now: Present Moment Awareness

The Inner Journey Only Has One Step

Your inner journey only has one step: the step you are taking right now. As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realize that it already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination. This one step then becomes transformed into an expression of perfection, an act of great beauty and quality. It will have taken you into Being, and the light of Being will shine through it. This is both the purpose and the fulfillment of your inner journey, the journey into yourself. – Eckhart Tolle

This Moment Will Not Come Around Again

What I miss most about clocks today are their faces. Many clocks now are just numbers going in a straight line which feels wrong, because everyone knows time is cyclical. With the old clocks you could see them going around and around.  Now we only have a line of numbers with no idea where they are headed or if maybe they are going to drop off into nothing. The Maya knew a lot about time. When you study their calendars you see circles within circles within circles. It never ends…  you never run out of time.

Of course the most important thing about time is what you do with it. Where it came from or where it is going doesn’t mean anything. What you are doing with your time NOW is all that matters. Yes, Sunday will come around again next week and October will come around again next year, but this moment will be gone forever. This is the moment that decides what your life is all about. This is the moment you can decide to be happy, to accept all the gifts being offered, to be grateful for your life, to do what is yours to do. This moment is the moment to live your life, your way, doing what you need and want to do. But, you need to do it now because this moment will not come around again. Living in the NOW does not mean you don’t plan for the future. On the contrary, it means you make decisions NOW to ensure you will have the FUTURE you want. – Trudy Woodcock