You only ever live in the present. The 'now' is all there actually is. Thoughts, feelings, and perceptions seem so real to us and they carry us away into a make-believe land called the future, or the past, yet all the while, the fact is that this divine dream of consciousness is happening now. Yes - NOW. Whether we are tuned in to this fact or not, the now is quite literally all there is. You can't 'get present' by a technique. Because you are a natural inhabitant of the now.
"You need to make more effort..." "Try harder..." "Willpower required..." "Concentrate!" "It's just a matter of mind over matter..." We've all either had this kind of thing said to us, or we've said it to our kids, or we've heard it said to others, but how helpful is it, really? And furthermore, how true is it? It's a compelling idea: that worrying or thinking about something repeatedly makes you a conscientious person and it goes something like this: If you're worrying about
I've finally reached the conclusion that music is life and that life is love and that there is something innately divine about the whole process. What do I mean? I mean that within each of us is a simple, honest desire to create. A desire to do. To make. To express. It's not about a talent for music per se, or a predilection. It's about being human. It's just something that is there. Music is simple - it's sound made by life itself. Whatever sounds take our fancy. But what I