How To Become Present In The Now
In this article I’d like to give you some ways that you can to easily become Present in the Now Moment as an observer. We actually connect with the deeper Truth of our Self by becoming Present and, we shift our vibration and that of the world when we do it. To do this though you have to understand why you don’t experience your True Self in the first place. The reason we don’t is that most people are primarily identified with the mind or ego as their reality and who they believe they are. Our beliefs in separation and our identity with our egos as our ‘Self’ creates most of the issues in the world today. Another aspect of it is that we’re not connected to our hearts, which separates us from our True Nature as well. So to get back home we have to reverse our course.
To accomplish this, you first need to realize that you are NOT your mind. The mind is only a series of neural pathways and it creates chemical responses that originated primarily from your childhood and the way you were raised.. and also from what you have been taught since that time. You also need to become the “Watcher” of yourself. The mind is much like a computer.. what you put in, you get out. If a code is written correctly, the program functions as it should, but if it’s not, the program will malfunction. This is essentially what happens with our mind.. and why it’s necessary to see how we’re wired so it can be resolved.
By becoming the Watcher, or Witness you essentially disconnect from the mind and instead watch it. You’ll most likely be surprised and maybe even shocked at what your ego is doing when you’re not paying attention.
To practice being Present and watching you have to shift your perception from your thinking mind into your breathing body and heart, or your feeling nature. Meditation is a great way to help you in this process.. but you also need to practice it during waking hours. One good way to do that is to become still when you first wake up in the morning, and just observe all that is around you, and to watch your breath.
Then you do what I call dropping down into the heart. All you need to do is to follow your breath during the day, and if you think about something you are grateful for, someone you deeply love, or something that happened that was very moving for you your heart chakra will be open and active and it will help you to become Present and heart connected.
The next step in remaining Present is to be mindful as you go about your day, and watch. Watch what is happening around you, watch others, but from the perspective of your inner being, from your breathing body.
Once you have opened your heart (which is our connection to our fundamental Beingness) and you are the Watcher of your experience and paying attention to what is in front of you at every moment, give Life your full attention. Whether you’re at a job or talking to a friend or washing the dishes. The act of fully participating increases your energetic alignment with the Now.. and it aligns you with your True Self. By practicing this you will come fully and deeply into Present Moment Awareness.
As you go about your day when you notice you’re in your mind, just stop for a moment and place your attention back on your breath. Find an object that you can focus your attention on and be present with that object, whether it’s a tree or a water glass, it doesn’t matter. Whenever your thinking mind begins to take over realign yourself with your body and the Now and you’ll find over time that your mind begins to be more quiet.. and it becomes second nature to be able to easily observe your thoughts and they are no longer able to hijack you and take you out of the Present Moment.
We all have to become fundamentally present and Aware in order to see the mind, so the process of Becoming comes down to being in the Now. The beautiful thing about this is that when we completely relax into the Present Moment, we open the door for Truth to arise, and this is true even before we are mentally and emotionally integrated.