Now never ends, so what are you waiting for
Time is more or a less a figment of our imagination.
We created it to make sense of our memories and to keep track of our lives.
All that really exists is now and it is infinite.
I call it the never ending now or the progressive moment, whatever you want to call it, we’re always in it right now.
RIGHT NOW by Van Halen (Van Hagar) captures the essence of what now is. Here’s why.
Don’t wanna wait til tomorrow,
Why put it off another day?
One more walk through problems,
Built up, and stand in our way ,ah
One step ahead, one step behind me
Now you gotta run to get even
Make future plans, don’t dream about yesterday
Our ego or who we think we are is defined by the things we allow ourselves to become emotionally attached to.
As long as we put off letting it go and hold on to it, maybe we can do something about it tomorrow or when we feel better about it, however for now, we are holding on to it.
We often are what stands in our way due to our unwillingness to let it go and change our view and move forward.
We cling to the past as if it is some sort of shield against what is happening right now.
We cling to the past to define who we are and why.
We cling to the past to avoid making any real changes in our lives and our projection of self or ego.
We spend so much time dwelling on the problem we miss the solutions and find ourselves falling further and further behind in where we think our life should be.
Our life progresses upon the path we lay out for ourselves. We make that path with our words and our thoughts in every moment of the never ending now.
We get stuck when we stop planning and dreaming ahead to revel in the history of who we have been or sometimes lost in it trying to figure out who we have become.
Miss the beat, you lose the rhythm,
And nothing falls into place, no
Only missed by a fraction,
Slipped a little off your pace, oh,
The more things you get, the more you want,
Just trade in one for the other,
Workin so hard, to make it easier,
Life has a flow and a music to it.
When you are in time or in step with the beat of your life, things move well and right along. When we stop we lose our rhythm and find ourselves out of place for what we were heading to before we stopped.
The endless hunger of want is something each of us deals with. I have noticed for myself the truth of the lyrics in my life as it has been and is on occasion.
There is a cosmic alchemy of sort to life.
To get “________” what are you willing to give up?
My old man always said work smarter not harder.
How I’ve used that in life is to realize I have a sharper intuition than my conscious mind could ever think me into or out of. I’m usually as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth. I trust myself to say what is needed more or less and not worry about offending or insulting anyone, just trusting whatever comes out will be honest.
When we stop to think before we speak it is usually so we don’t have to deal with the reaction or response we think is most likely. We become cowards in action or more to the point inaction.
It is all happening right now, what are you waiting for, let go of the past and be now.
Right now, hey
It’s your tomorrow
C’mon, it’s everything
Catch that magic moment, and do it right,
Right now, oh, Right now
It’s what’s happening?
Right here and now
It’s right now
Tell me, what are you waiting for
Turn this thing around