“The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking now. That’s all there ever is.”
— Eckhart Tolle
The only truthful experience of life we ever have is within the here and now… the eternal now… of it’s happening. Consciousness creates itself newly in each nano-second of its happening. We have never been here before and will never be here again as we are now. All else is not only illusion… it is delusion… from the perspective of true holistic reality.
An easy way to validate this eternal truth is the simple observation of our breathing. Breath is life energy or consciousness. Breath and life/consciousness are only ever experienced in the now of their happening. We cannot breathe yesterday or tomorrow. We only ever breathe and experience life/consciousness now. The now is all there ever is.
This week… why not increase wakefulness of the here and now of true reality. It’s easy if you continuously observe your breathing in the midst of whatever is happening. And remember… to live within the eternal now of true holistic reality is blissful because life/consciousness is an innately joyous energy. So… live now and be blissful consciousness.
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