What’s Happening?

Written by Master Charles Cannon


To answer this question, ask yourself where is your attention in this moment?  Wherever you direct your attention determines the experience that you have.  

One must remember that the human brain-mind is very primitive.  We have many more animal characteristics than we would like to acknowledge and this is evidenced in the functioning of our brain-mind in terms of attention.

We can focus our attention on the mind, full of its thoughts, beliefs and stories about what’s happening, and then flavor our experience with what we think.  Yet such is mostly illusion.  Or we can focus our attention with one-pointedness on exactly what’s happening in each moment and have a more truthful experience because it is a much more truthful focus.   It is possible to simply focus our attention on what’s happening.  “What is” is two words—what and is.  When we focus our attention on “what is” happening we learn something important.  “What is”, is life.  “What is”, is consciousness.  “What is “, is our existence here and now.  We bring our attention to “what is” happening.

Just observe that you are existing here and now.  If you can keep your attention on “what is” happening, then you are always here in the new now nano-second by nano-second happening of consciousness because “what is” only ever happens here and now.  So be concerned with your attention.  Is your attention on truth or is it on illusion?  The choice is always yours and by your choices you determine your experience.  Your task is attention … simple attention on the truth of life, consciousness, existence happening in each moment.   This is “what is” happening. 

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.