The present moment is our greatest guide and teacher.
It is alive and active. It contains intelligent information, and it will inform us.
If we want the right answer to any question, we do not need to seek for it. We do not need to think about it. We do not need to learn anything new.
What we need to do, more than anything, is listen for it. Listen for it in the moment.
Present moment living and learning has everything to do with listening. In the moment, invitations are constantly being given through subtle whispers of the heart. These invitations are intimately linked to our most closely-held questions and personal aspirations, and play key roles in our evolution.
Something calls to us in the moment, something beckons. Something is wanted.
That something will vary but, generally, has to do with creative reaching out from the heart.
The moment invites us to connect. Through words. Through deeds. Through being.
Bronnie Ware, a hospice nurse, wrote a book called, “The Top Five Regrets of Dying” based on her experience working with those in their final stages of life.
The number one regret as reported by Ware and the patients she interviewed? I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
In other words, I wish I had listened better.
I wish I had listened to the moment, which is to say, my self.
Wanting what is wanted in the moment requires courage because it requires trust. Trust, that by accepting the invitation to connect, we will be OK.
Underneath all of our questions and all the layers of anxiety, lies the question of all questions, “Will I be OK?”
We can trust others and the outside world with the answer to that question — others with their limited sight, prejudices, and conditioning (well intentioned though they may be) — or, we can trust the whole, perfect, and complete moment that can see through to all ends, which has the realistion of your highest good as its ultimate end.
Ultimately, this is a choice between the mind that thinks and the heart that knows.
One way leads to a certain kind of safety and the other leads to the truest definition of safety there is.
True safety is feeling secure just because, not because we have anything in particular. We develop that security through trusting the moment — trusting our selves – and by experiencing the magic and fulfillment that trust always delivers.