It took me a long time in life to truly learn to be comfortable in the present. I still only accomplish it on occasions but those occasions are dramatically increasing in frequency. It is truly one of those the more you do it, the easier it comes and the more you find yourself there without having to make an effort, type things. Most who know me know that I believe we do have the power of creation in our lives. I’ve come to say over the years that our lives are a dance between fate & freewill and that we are each the “Creative Causal Principle” (or CCP as I like to call it) in our lives. Well that power of creation, that freewill exists in the present, not the past & not the future. If we are to truly create the lives we want it makes sense to learn to live in the present. I’m not saying don’t plan for the future or spend any time in the past. I am saying that until one can learn to know themselves in the present, to know that they are reacting to present emotions and not past or future ones, one won’t really be consciously creating that future.
Have you ever considered that our emotions can really only be felt in the present? For example, my father passed away many years ago. When I miss him I feel it in the present, when I remember seeing his smile I can remember how good it felt at the time & I can choose to feel it again in the present or I can feel sad in the present from missing him or any other emotion but it doesn’t change how I felt in the past. Are you with me so far? Past memories exist in the past. It’s how I can be angry with someone one day and not another.
We can also feel excitement or fear or things about the future but we are feeling it now. Like every time I think of speaking in front of people and I get nervous or fearful but once I start talking that transforms into something else and my fear becomes a past emotion. Much like energy, emotions seem to be in motion.
This has been a theme with my clients and in my own experiences this week and it got me wanting to share my thoughts on the matter. I know my yoga & magickal practices have helped me to learn to recognize and find comfort in the feeling of being present. What type of things do you like to do to this end in your life?
 For you Kabbalists out there, CCP enumerates to 120, have fun with that