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The Mystery of Now

Melli O'Brien



Melli O'Brien



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The Mystery of Now

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness.

Today I'm going to talk about coming

home to the mystery of the now.

There's a profound, mysterious and

sacred phenomena occurring right under

our noses continuously, this moment.

And for most people, the present

moment is experienced as a snapshot

of time, an interval between the past,

experience, through memory and the

future, experience through anticipation.

It's a real sense that you are

moving in a linear way through time.

But if you slow down and examine things a

little more closely, you can begin to see

that this moment of now has no duration.

It's simply eternally is.

It's always now.

And yet, somehow the now contains all

the memories from the past and everything

keeps arising into it, giving us this

experience of an ever emerging future.

The phenomena within the now

are continuously arising and

passing away, moment by moment.

But then now itself is always present.

It's eternal.

One way you can more fully enter

the timelessness of the now

is by taking a step back from

seeing yourself as an object, the

person who's moving through time.

And instead exploring what it's like

to be the ever present awareness

through which everything's unfolding.

So you don't have to do anything

special to be aware in the now

because you're always already here.

So it's more about letting go.

Letting go of thoughts about the past,

anticipation of the future and just

allowing yourself to be fully alive to

the mystery and the fullness of now.

So in today's meditation, I'm going

to guide you further on this ability

to abide in the timeless now.

But also in your day-to-day, see if you

can take a little pause every now and then

just to come home to the mystery of now.

Because as Alan Watts once said,

"There's never anything but the

present and if one cannot live

there, one cannot live anywhere."

As always thank you for your practice

and your presence here with us.

And inviting you now to settle

in for today's meditation.

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