Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by taccj9903
Hope is what stands in the way of awakening. Hope says tomorrow it might be better. Only now Is and hope takes you away from now.
All there is; is This. No next! No more! This is It!
Asension is acending the false belief of time.
edit on 4-6-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)
I would love to be that way, but trust me, tomorrow will come, and we all know this. And there will be bills to pay, and work to go to, and food to
eat and so on and so on. I try for a long time to understand this, and became quite disappointed about all this awareness, and "now" theory. Ok, I'm
aware, I'm sitting in front of the computer, I write, I'm slightly angry (not with this post) and bored. So? Nothing happens. Then there is be another
now, and another one, and so on, and I'm still writing, and angry, and I wait and it becomes quite boring. What does it solve being aware at all this?
Is me being aware of this moment that will stop all the rest of the moments to come? How does it really work?
I agree, there is no actually yesterday, or tomorrow, just a continous flow of now, or moments. And I know that at a specific now, tomorrow, or later
tonight, I'll be hungry and have to eat. There's no food in the fridge. Because I think about tomorrow, I have a chance to go buy some food before is
too late and all the stores are closed. Now playing dumb and thinking that all that is is now, and not worrying about the food of tomorrow, will leave
me hungry and not very happy. And there will be a lot of now of hunger, until I'll stop looking at the now and do something about food. Or does the
hunger disappears too when you are aware of it? From my experience, it only grows stronger. How you broke from the contemplation of now and get to
It's just a very simplified example, but this is, mostly, why we think about future. Because we want it to be better or at least not worse than now,
especially when now is not very appealing. Because now is already here and you can change nothing about it. If every now would be something new and
fresh every time, maybe we would be captivated by it. But it's repetitive. We learn very fast that the hunger that bothered me today will inevitably
come again tomorrow, so we do our best to meet that moment prepared, and suffer as less as possible. The hit that caused me pain today, will cause the
same pain next time, so I better to something for the next time. And yes, next time is future.
I am very aware and concentrated when I work; my kind of work demands a high level of attention. And I can tell you, when I work I am in the now 100%;
why I don't ascend already? Why I feel drained after all that awareness?
I tried this trick with awareness many times but it didn't work for me. I didn't ascended, I didn't felt any kind of peace or extra compassion, just a
little bit stupid; and I had to face the same life, with the same problems. Nothing changed. Make me thinks that reality is the same whether you aware
of it or not. And all this "wonders of now" is a way for some people to ignore everything else and be as irresponsible as they can get. Of course, if
one doesn't about care about tomorrow, all one have is now, and maybe is enjoyable. But what about that now when something bad happens? Still blissful
and spiritual, or the person will want to evade it as fast as possible into another now? Isn't this what we all do, trying to evade into a better now,
imaginary or real?
Rereading your post, I don't know if hope stands in the way of awakening, but I tell you that if I'd have no hope for a better tomorrow, I would
prefer to die right now, because there will be no point in going on. My now really sucks right now, (pun intended) and if not a hope of improvement,
why should I wake up tomorrow to the same crap I already had today and didn't like it? Why prolong this painful now, if there is no hope for a
Sorry if my post is a bit rough, I'm only looking for some answer to my own failures, and your posts came along just in time. No disrespect intended,
and if you can answer logically to my questions, I'll appreciate. But if you want to bring some faith or some god into this, I'm out of here in no
time, because I tell you right now, I have no trace of faith in me and don't intend to argue over it, or to doubt someone else' faith either.
Edit: every moment, every now, is dependent and caused by the previous one, and will condition and make possible the next moment. It's a flow that
never stops, like an endless chain. Why we should treat every chain individually, like is the last one, or the most important one? I find that very
tiring, not peaceful.
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