Sounds difficult to like things that we don’t like, but when we look at everything as a stepping stone to something still better, suddenly our attitude shifts and now we are moving through something rather than being stuck in something.
All we have is NOW. It is what we do for the present that counts; the past is gone, and the future is not yet here. (And when it gets here, it will be NOW) So all we ever have is in front of us NOW. They, whoever ‘they’ are, say that nine-tenths of the worries in the average life are simply about the future; all of these will be eliminated when we learn to live in the present only. There is a wonderful quote by the Dali Lama “If there is no solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it. And Albert Einstein who said,” We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Worry does nothing but cause anxiety and solves nothing. Changing your thinking, however, does wonders.
The present moment should be dealt with according to the needs of the present moment regardless of what was done under similar conditions in the past. When we live for the present only, we live a larger life, a happier life, a far more useful life; because we will not scatter our forces over past ages and future ages, but will concentrate our whole life, all our power, all our ability upon that which we are trying to do now; we will be our best today.
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It has been proven over and over that an individual who looks for the best, is constantly thinking about the best and is constantly impressing his mind with the best thought about everything, will become better and better. Therefore, by looking for the best everywhere one will not only find the best in the external world, but will create the best in their mental world and this will give rise to a greater mind, which in turn will produce higher attainments and greater achievements. In contrast, the person who is always looking for the worst, who constantly thinks about the worst and fills their mind with inferior thoughts, that they will become inferior by such a process is a foregone conclusion. Knowing this, it only seems reasonable and logical that you and I look for the best everywhere and at all times; for if we become like those things that we constantly and deeply think about, it certainly begs the questions… What are we thinking about most of the time?
“That which we resist, persists.” In other words, we cannot get away from present conditions as long as we are at war with them. Present conditions can be stepping stones to a better time or condition but not by cursing the present moment or situation. Doing so, we will more than likely just re-create similar situations. Being on friendly terms with everything that exists in our present world will constantly serve us and when it can no longer serve us, it will disappear.