When a Situation Troubles You

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Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace, by Deepak Chopra (Amber Allen, 2006).
 
The world of the timeless is the world of pure consciousness, where every moment is free. This moment is free because all your troubles live in the past or in the future, which means they live in your imagination.
 
When a situation is troubling you, then ask yourself, “What’s wrong right now?” If you do this, then you realize that in this moment there are no problems. Separate the situation from the moment, because the situation will pass, while the moment will remain. The situation always transforms, but every moment remains perfect and unchanged.
 
Keep your attention on this moment. This moment is the only moment you have the power to act. You cannot take action in the past or in the future, so if you dwell on the past or on the future, you feel powerless. Life is in this moment. Therefore, live in this moment. Detach from worry in this moment. Stay in this moment. This is life-centered, present-moment awareness.
 

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