dwell in the present

dwell in the present

Spiritual practice is very easy. It is a matter of thinking. It is not a matter of chanting. Try to incorporate your spiritual thinking in our day to day life. Drink a cup of cappuccino. As it travels from your mouth and through your throat and as it lands here think that that actually is worthy of a celebration. Because it could have not happened. Moment by moment we can appreciate our life. If you look at a beautiful flower, suddenly a beautiful butterfly flying you see. Amazing, appreciate that. Dwell in that moment. And that is how you incorporate your life and the spiritual life. Dwell in the present. Not to the past. No use. Gone. Don’t dwell too much on the future. No use. It is not under your control. Basically the only thing that you can control is this whatever you have, this moment. Past you can’t control. Future you can’t control. What you can control is what you have right now. This minute. And how do you control? Not with chanting mantras. Not with binding them with your rosary. But by just looking at it and appreciating it. That’s it.

The Three Levels of Perception, Singapore 2003

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