Why become present?
I was reading something today, about making inquiries. It mentioned how creativity wasn't about talent, it was about getting access to what is inside us. I've known that. My approach has been to lead people to the idea of using creativity to become present. It's really the same thing. My hesitation in sharing the other view is that it starts to get a little too close to a conversation about religion, which scares many people off. Hell, it would scare me off once upon a time. Then I thought, so what is it about becoming present allows us access to what is inside? A couple reasons. One, it forces us to pause, which quiets all those voices about the past and the present. Leaving you with what is truly happening, in that moment. Two, because what is inside us, that spirit, soul, energy, whatever name you want to give it....it LIVES in the moment. It literally doesn't know the past second or the future moment. To "it", now is infinite. It is always.
Can I be brave enough to share those truths with people? Well, here is a start. I hope I can be brave enough to start living from that spirit. Which is a pretty scary thing when you are used to following all the beliefs that have been thrown at you. "Learn from the past" "Prepare for the future"......yes, yes, all designed with the best of intentions to keep us safe. And robbing of us of experiencing the current moment, which, is all there ever really is.
Oh my goodness, this is very interesting that I found this saved draft from back in July. The last couple of days I've literally been hearing my inner wisdom saying to me, "Pause". And to my amazement, there it was. My connection. I've been struggling to re-establish that connection, thinking I literally had to drag myself up out of the pit I've dug for myself. When it was that simple. Just pause. Just BE.
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