Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The present moment for fighters and athletes
A lot of fighters love fighting because it brings them totally into the present moment. When they are in a cage faced with someone who is looking to physical damage to them, there is no ability to worry about the future, and lament about the past. There is only the present moment, the here and now.
Fighters and others athletes enjoy that feeling because they enjoy what it feels like to be truly alive. The present moment is said to be the home address of life, and to be life itself. Your life has never taken place in any moment other than the present moment. You can have access to that moment by being a witness to it. Being aware as the watcher of the here and now as opposed to lost in thought about the future and the past.
I just a met someone I knew 15 years ago and while physicality changes can occur, changes in opinions, view, clothes, addresses, jobs, roles, responsibilities, and other elements can be altered, the one thing which does not change is the watcher of this all taking place. Sort of like how in a dream there is a lot of things going on, changing, flowing, and being altered, but the one thing that does not change is you the dreamer observing it. Regardless of what happens in that dream you will be okay, because ultimately you are the dreamer of that dream. And to awaken from the dream of life is to be totally aligned with the present moment and live in the now.
Posted by mma at 8:37 PM