whatever there is, it is in this moment ..

We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
— H. L. Mencken

I love old Hindi Bollywood songs and this particular one sums up what I believe in.

Nothing exists beyond this moment. Most of us spend our lives lamenting the past or worrying about the future and in that process forget to live this moment.. the one moment when they are alive.

People seem to have great difficulty living in the moment. Many feel drained by living because they can’t let go of old hurts, anger, fears or their need to feel in control of situations or people.

We don’t want to let go, we don’t want to let off people so we carry the load on our shoulders. The way to enjoy living in the present is to surrender.

Until the past is surrendered – your energy will be invested there and not available to you. Until you give up looking into the future, fearing what it will bring, trying to control outcomes, believing you know what someone thinks about you and that you can control it, your energy will be invested there and unavailable in the present, where it’s really needed. It is only through surrender that you can regain this energy.

The Secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, nor to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.- Buddha

Each moment is a miracle , a mystery a joy of being alive. Unless we learn to live the moment we can never really fully be alive.
Be perceptive of what is around you. people , things anything that is around you. Observe closely. Every little thing matters, it brings life into that particular moment.

Pay attention to your senses- smell, sound, sight and taste. Become the music you are listening, the food you are eating, be the water you drink, the air you breath. Become one with the nature and the universe around you.

Live each moment as if it is the last one of your life. Savor it.

The cells of our body are dying, the neurons in our brain are decaying, even the expressions on our face are always changing, depending on our mood. What we call our basic character is only a “mindstream,” nothing more. Today we feel good because things are going well; tomorrow we feel the opposite. Where did that good feeling go?

What could be more unpredictable than our thoughts and emotions: Do you have any idea what you are going to think or feel next? The mind, in fact, is as empty, as impermanent, and as transient as a dream. Look at a thought: It comes, it stays, and it goes. The past is past, the future not yet risen, and even the present thought, as we experience it, becomes the past.

The only thing we really have is nowness, is now.

Sogyal Rinpoche

The day I learned this truth I started living. It is difficult to practice at time but worth giving a shot. I do it on regular basis and live. I am alive to my surroundings, to my inner for that particular moment.

It’s human nature to avoid unpleasant situations. However, I like Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön’s thoughts on the subject in her book When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times:

“…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”

So do not waste even a single moment of your life. Be the cookie that you are eating. Savor it now for you will run out of them.

Become unselfconsciousness, flow, breath, savor, accept, and embrace the unexpected in the here and now of your day. It’s what sets it apart from all the other days before it.

( some parts taken from “Six Steps to Living in the Moment” from an article by Jay Dixit in the November/December issue of Psychology Today)

ENJOY the song and become one with it.

Aage bhi jaane na tu, peechhe bhi jaane na tu
jo bhi hai, bas yahi ek pal hai
Aage bhi jaane na tu…

Anjaane saayo ka raaho mein dera hai
Andekhi baaho ne ham sabko ghera hai
Ye pal ujaala hai baaqi andhera hai
Ye pal gawaana na ye pal hi tera hai
Jeene waale soch le yahi waqt hai kar le puri aarzoo
Aage bhi …

Is pal ke jalwo ne mehfil sawaari hai
Is pal ki garmi ne dhadkan ubhaari hai
Is pal ke hone se duniya hamaari hai
Ye pal jo dekho to sadiyo pe bhaari hai
Jeene waale soch le yahi waqt hai kar le purii aarzoo
Aage bhi …

Is pal ke saaye mein apna thhikaana hai
Is pal ke aage hi har shae fasaana hai
Kal kisne dekha hai kal kisne jaana hai
Is pal se paayega jo tujhko paana hai
Jeene waale soch le yahi waqt hai kar le puri aarzoo
Aage bhi …

Song from WAQT sung by Asha Bhosle

NaBloPoMo Post for today

7 thoughts on “whatever there is, it is in this moment ..

  1. That why my favorite quote is “Past is History and future is mystery,only present is a gift so enjoy” … Thank you for reaffirming it once again…

    My pleasure .. I always say stay connected to self and others.. live this moment for it will never return..


  2. Tikuli don’t have words to praise this……
    You got 150 out of 100….!
    I remember one quote from the great person…..

    “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

    – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    True words of wisdom Vishal. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.. Stay precious


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  4. Thanks!!

    Was feeling a bit down today, but I think your post made me feel better 🙂

    thank you, a million times…


  5. My appreciation for this beautiful timely reminder, “This moment is given to you; be with it….”


  6. A beautiful song. And from farther above:

    “flow, breath, savor, accept, and embrace the unexpected in the here and now of your day”

    this has an unexpected resonance and significance for me today. Especially “accept” and “embrace.” Even though the line above is the kind of thing one might come across and skim over in a fog of everydayness, an odd synchronicity has made it seem extraordinary for me.

    And I suppose one should also accept and embrace the expected, when it arrives.

    Thanks for this.


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