We’ve all heard it, but how often do we actually do it? Present moment awareness is fundamental if we wish to evolve as human beings, for the present is the only place where we can truly connect with ourselves, with the inner experience of peace and fulfillment that I call “Love-Consciousness”. Love-consciousness is the most natural thing in the world. It is the unconditional love within all beings, an experience that keeps expanding when we dive deep within ourselves. It is not a strange or ethereal experience but something very concrete and natural; you have probably experienced it before in moments of your life — maybe while spending time with a baby, expressing yourself creatively, watching the sun set, or meditating.
Love-consciousness lives in the present moment, so stop wandering off into the past and future — they’ve had quite enough of your time already, thank you. It’s time to give the here and now — the present, where life is really happening — a bit of sorely needed attention.
We all know we need to be present, but how? At times, we remember to be fully present, but worry and regret, distraction and obsession have become so customary for us that we soon wander off again. Today we are going to learn a powerful tool that will help create a new habit: the habit of being present, anchored deeply within ourselves. Then we can begin to live our lives from an inner space of peace and stability, to act and respond to the challenges of the day with joy, compassion and intuition, instead of getting lost in the doing.
We will learn four of these tools in this course, which I call “facets”: these facets form the basis of the Isha Judd system. To know this new facet, I invite you to watch the following video, an excerpt from my movie Why walk when you can fly? When you’re done looking, keep reading.