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Present Moment Freedom

The energy of the past or future is so binding because of the way the Conditioned Mind uses them to process life; until there’s awareness of this the present moment will basically be out of reach…

Here’s the reason the present moment is invaluable and why it’s so difficult to be free. However old you may be, if you aren’t living in the present moment, you’re in bondage to your past experiences or you’re possibly using the future; where nothing truly exist. As far as my past is concerned, there’s sixty one years of past energy; it’s no wonder the mind has a difficult time settling. There’s just so much information for the mind to process and it’s added onto every moment of every day. There’s also future energy and although this is different than the past, things are still used from the past to process the future. Case in point is the way the mind uses its reaching mechanisms. Most of why something is reached for is to change the present and also the future; this is why when a person stops using one thing another thing is substituted for it.

People only gain weight when they stop smoking cigarettes because they turn their attention to reaching for food in response to a mind agitation. When the mind settles and more time is spent in the present moment, the reaching is lessened and so is the substitutions, hence there’s less weight gain. The older a person is, the more binding the conditioning. It’s a fact there’s less bondage to past energy for those who start a sitting practice at an early age; it makes sense because they don’t have all that past energy gnawing at them. Don’t make this more complicated than it needs to be. Live in the present moment where life truly exist, or use past and future energy where the only thing that exist is past and future bondage. It’s your choice and it’s also your bondage…