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Eternity is now

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I have a hard time staying in the present. I spend a lot of time off in my imagination, thinking about who knows what. Sometimes it seems as if I’m on another planet. Mind chatter; maybe this is why I often feel incomplete and never at peace.

We are preoccupied with the past and the future, forgetting we can only feel at home when we are in the present. When we wake up in the present, we’re on intimate terms with life and our own spiritual nature.

When we don’t live in the present, we’re never in the only place that is real and solid. Instead we are lost in our mind and emotions, inattentive, preoccupied, and separated. We become absorbed by our thoughts, our problems, and our worries to the point that they are no longer external to us.

Not being in the present, even when the present is pleasurable, keeps us from living deeply and fully. We feel something is missing and the thing that is missing is us. Our body is here, our personality is here, but we are not here. We believe we’ll find time to be here, when we finish our accomplishments, our goals.

It is now and in this world that we must live.

  • Andre Gide

 

Eternity’s true name is today.

  • Philo

 

Cite: Losing the Weight of the World: A Spiritual Diet to Nourish the Soul by Jonathan Kramer, and Diane Dunaway Kramer

 

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Author:

Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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