Unconditional happiness
Centered in truth

Nothing has ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now. (Eckhart Tolle)

“And if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?”

Notice how you feel in your heart and inner body when your mental movie-making involves thoughts of the past or future. The accumulation of disturbing thoughts and memories within us comprises what Michael A. Singer calls “thorns”, what Eckhart Tolle calls the “pain body”, and what is known in Sanskrit as samskara.

What prevents us from staying in the present is that we have not allowed these disturbances to fully pass through our emotional selves. This is the result of non-acceptance, resistance to what is, or suppression.

Rather than fighting, better to keep your attention on the feeling and emotion (rather than only the thought). In a little while, the pain and suffering goes away.

Keep doing this each time you confront a disturbance. Just go into it and accept everything about it until it dissolves. Now your heart is open, your frenzied thoughts no longer control your bodily emotions, and you awaken to the present moment—where there is overflowing love, energy, and well-being.

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.