I need to say something at this important juncture. No, the world did not end today. But yes, I believe we are at a time of new beginnings.
People are sick and tired of the same old stuff that has been going on here for thousands of years. War, competition, strife, all of it stems from a form of mental illness mankind suffers from called EGO.
The egoic mind is the problem. That’s the “little voice in your head,” that is always preoccupied with “my story,” what’s going to happen to me? He did that to me. I’m so angry because of what they did. What are the neighbors going to think? And on and on it goes seemingly without end.
We don’t seem to understand that this egoic self which we confuse with our real self, and that is constantly chattering all the time in our heads is part of the problem. In fact, it is the problem.
At this juncture in our history, we need to wake up to who we really are. We need to get in touch with our true selves. We need to understand who and what we really are.
Gurus have said it for thousands of years. They have told us that the only time is NOW, the present moment. The past, the future – they are all illusions that don’t exist. NOW is the only time that you have. This moment is the only moment that you have ever had or ever will have.
But you see, the ego NEEDS a “future” to look forward to, as if NOW is not good enough for it, or a past to look back on, feel bad about, good about, etc., or maybe even long to return to. “Then I was happy” your ego might be saying. “I wish I could go back there…..” As if today and this moment are not good enough, but, you see the ego NEEDS that to be the case. If now was good enough, you might wake up out of your long sleep and realize who and what you really are, and that most certainly would NOT do, now, would it?
So, the human race continues to chase it’s tail. We want MORE, we want to SUPER SIZE IT, we think that TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER, or, even, IT’LL BE BETTER WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN. It just goes on and on.
What we need to do is still ourselves. Be in the present moment. Savor the present moment. Stop that incessant chattering and listen to our true selves. Most of us never really hear our true selves, because that presence only comes about when the chattering ceases. When we are still and quiet, that is when we find out who and what we really are. If we can observe ourselves, then we have begun down the right road.
And that is the purpose of meditation. It helps us to expand the gaps. To be quiet, and to listen for that “still small voice” that is our true selves. I have posted an introduction to meditation, a guided meditation, and a tone meditation in our Mind Mechanix podcast series.
So, why don’t you take a break from rushing around. The world didn’t end today. But, we can start a new world beginning today. A world of joy, peace, and happiness. Isn’t it funny that you can have all of that in the present moment through meditation? You don’t “have to wait until…..” at all. You can have joy, peace, and happiness in your life today if you just listen.
They say that this is one of the most stressful times of the year. Everyone is rushing around getting ready for the big holiday, which usually only leads to disappointment, bitterness and depression. What should be the happiest day of the year turns out just the opposite for so many.
There is more depression and suicide at this time of the year than any other. That is a manifestation of the ego and of the pain body. What you should do is spend some time on yourself at this season in these days. It will be an investment in yourself that will pay you dividends for years to come. So listen to those podcasts and begin to meditate today. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done this before or if you’ve done it for 30 years, you will find that my methods work well regardless, and just may free you from all of your stress and anxiety. Or, at least you may avoid that heart attack that is threatening to strike you because of all this stress.
Also, if you’re so inclined, you can join Eric Pepin in a series of guided meditations over the next two days every three hours of so. This is a pivotal time for our planet, and if you missed his earlier messages on THE BOUNCE BACK, then you can listen to them now to get yourself up to speed while you are waiting for the live event. You may join Eric at this link to join in with people who are doing something about the mess this world is in with a concentrated effort over the next two days. I plan to listen in and participate in as many of these as I can, because I believe in what he is trying to accomplish for our planet. So click here to go to this special page.