To be present

To be present 
 

Louharya
10.8.2017
 

 

Being aware…

To experience reality in its multi-dimensionality; experiencing the subtleties and nuances that create deep and sensitive interactions, allowing an empowered presence and expression.

To experience the bliss emanating from inner harmony that is reflected as a harmonious reality.

To experience everyday life with crystal clarity, in rich and vivid colors, while our feelings, thoughts and earthly experiences are clear and rich.

Reaching such a state of being requires willingness and a proficiency in being present.

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Presence gives birth to openness and exposure, to sensitivity and wakefulness, which lead to a generous attentiveness.

A generous attentiveness that turns inward, being attentive to what our inner body wishes to express, as well as being attuned to all that is happening around us, inviting interaction.

Being present at every given moment, fully dedicating ourselves to whatever this moment holds.

Presence in the present moment.

There is no past or future, there are no assignments or missions, there are no fears or residues, there are no patterns and habits, and there is no judgment or disrespect.

There is only an exposed and allowing presence, focused on the present moment.

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Daily life may cause apathy, habituation and defense mechanisms, leading to the loss of many of the nuances that  make up the reality of our lives, leaving us with a flat and shallow experience.

You can imagine this as a lively and colorful painting, rich with details, however, those observing it recognize merely a crude outline, a colorless painting without the shades, the layers and the depths of the content that exist in the painting.

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How do we wish to experience our life? Which version of reality shall we choose? The dull and greyish one? Or the one which is rich with many colors and layers?

Our experience of reality is a result of our inner reality.

When the inner reality is a reality of competitiveness, struggle for resources, survival, burden and fear, focusing on superficial aspects, it becomes difficult for a human being to express presence, often becoming dull and obscured.

This leads to a shallow and flat experience, resulting from intensity, from the tiresome and exhausting race of life, from norms, conducts of behavior and plain habituation.

When in a state of habituation, what is known and present loses its glitter or worth, causing it to fade away.

You can imagine this as reverse alchemy, in which the habituation turns gold into lead and something into nothing. This way, the human ego preserves a shallow and superficial life experience, lacking exhilaration.

When the human being lives a flat and dull life, he tends towards stagnation lacking renewal and development.

When one is fully present, with an open and exposed heart, without judgment or categorizing thoughts, the veil obscuring our perception is lifted, exposing us to the beauty and abundance which surrounds us at any given moment, in any given place.  

This greatly influences our self-fulfillment; the interactions we engage in receive new meaning, developing towards new steps of expression and inspiration time and again.

Wakefulness, presence and exposure lead to dynamism, nurturing continual change and renewal.

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We are surrounded by beauty and the abundance of countless possibilities.

Windows of opportunities exist in both the small and big details, inviting us to interact.

A smile…
A twittering bird…
A breeze…
A crossing gaze…
A word…
A scent carried in the air…
A song being played in the background…
A spoken word…
A touch of a hand…
A sunbeam peeking behind a cloud…
A rustle of a car driving by...
A ringing phone...
A friend coming by….
A cat peeking behind the fence…
A child laughing out loud…
A crying baby in the middle of the night…
A blossoming plant on the dresser giving life to a new leaf…
A spider creating cobweb on the window…
And so many additional moments, inviting us to be present, to be grateful and allowing.

The invitation is to identify the different layers composing our lives, to cherish them and interact with them with presence, gratitude and limitless exhilaration.

The bliss and abundance lie in the willingness to walk through life exposed and aware, curious and open hearted, as little children who celebrate all of life’s moments, large and small.