Love seems so wonderful when it first appears. Time seems to stand still, other people, things and situations are irrelevant. Why does this happen? Truthfully experiencing love or life involves several things, on of which is how we focus our attention.
We can use love as a practical example to determine if a person is truthfully experiencing it and this applies also to life. Please understand the significance of the word “truthfully” which as been chosen to explain the unfolding of the moment. Synonyms for this word are: openly, accurately, genuinely, sincerely and honorably to name a few.
There is one additional synonym that I wish to use to expand this discussion. This is the word “straightforwardly”. There is spiritual insight within and beyond either of these words, whether we use truthfully or straightforwardly to describe it.
Truthfully Experiencing Yourself
The “it” I am referring to can be love, life or any other object, thought or emotion. Therefore the key to a deeper understand of yourself lies within your relationship with whatever “it” may be. Here it can be said that our relationship with the present moment or now is of the highest priority in going beyond the adversities caused by mind and ego. It is otherwise very difficult to truthfully observe and know, much the less interact with the essence of now.
The essence of this moment is your true self or we can simplify this by saying “The now is a reflection of you.” A person will never be able to experience the simplicity within this moment when it is not observed truthfully. We can incorporate the word “straightforward” into a daily mantra to be practiced in any situation. “I choose to observe this moment in a straightforward manner.” Experiencing the now truthfully will reflect this energy back to you and out into the universe.
P.S. Here is a Psychology Today article that offers insight on our relationship with the present moment.