The Now and the Not Now! One is the mother of time

Pixabay: IamColorBlind

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From “Presence: the Art of Peace and Happiness”

“In order to avoid the now, we have to imagine the ‘not now’, which is time.

Thus, the separate, inside self is the mother of time.

If we think of peace and happiness in this way–as an absence of agitation and lack, rather than a positive state of the body or mind–they never become objectified.

They never become an object that can be sought in the realm of the mind, body and world, but always remain synonymous with the simple knowing of our own ever-present being as it is, independent of the conditions of the mind, body or world. “

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My Two cents: Is this why we can not chase happiness?

If peace and happiness are as an absence of agitation and lack, we need to stop searching, trying to complete ourselves externally.

What an enormous shift for our lives, changing our focus from an object to being present, empty, alert, calm.

Does this change the way you think or feel?

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Vic on October 2, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Interesting. I’m not sure if “peace and happiness” can only exist in the “not present”, thereby only in the past and future. Can the present be more than emptiness and calm? Can it be happiness and calm instead?

  2. Peace and happiness exist in the present moment only

    I think what your saying is happiness or calm or peace are a natural state

    Remember that we are trying to describe something with a mind that cannot comprehend without thought

    Aware Presence is not of the body or mind

    How can the mind describe it then

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