Central to any true spiritual teaching is the imperative to fully enter the present moment. This teaching was brought to the West by Ram Dass in his 1971 classic, Be Here Now. In 1997, Eckhart Tolle published The Power of Now, an enlightened teaching on being fully present. But what does it really mean to you to show up fully in the here and now? What does it take to truly be here now?
In a recent article, this is how I described my own experience of being fully present.
My experience is that when I really do that, the magic of life takes over. That’s how it seems to me in my own experience. My thoughts come alive, full of creative imagination and an uncommon understanding of the people and events around me. My feelings deepen. I am free from my own story, and I inherit magical creative power.
So how about you? I invite you to share your experience in response to this blog. Have you had peak experiences of showing up in here and now like you never had before? Are there specifics things you do to be here now in your life? I’d love to hear!