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Living in the Present Moment

Breathe deeply from your lower abdomen, feeling your abs working with each breath. Maintain an erect posture, gait and ergonomic movements. Remain within the profundity of your feelings and body sensations, which continuously releases fear-based feelings from your body. As fear-based feelings release, more loving feelings naturally float up into your consciousness, lifting you into more positive attitudes. 

The attitude you are generating at any moment is the spiritual speed that you are evolving down the highway of life. At the attitude of anger, worry, frustration or irritation you are hardly moving at all. The best definition of your progress through life is “same stuff, different day.” 

Feeling all the feelings that build up releases them. Then it becomes easier to lift your attitude up to at least gratitude. At this spiritual speed, life is changing quickly around you. The higher the attitude, the more fulfilling life becomes.

Consider this: There is nothing that exists that should not be and no injustice. What is, is. Your work, your relationships and the lessons that appear to come at you actually come from within you, generated by your own spirit and soul. Everything—down to the most minute occurrence in your life—is meant to teach or nurture you. Life keeps getting better when you train yourself to say yes to all of life’s lessons, to cherish everyone and everything and let them cherish you back.

What you resist persists: Protesting anything takes you out of the present moment. The instant you protest what is, your brain takes control of your life. Thinking “that should not be,” or “I should not have to be doing this,” whisks you out of the moment, and right into the world of time. Your sympathetic nervous system (fight, fright, flight) takes control and there you are, back in the world of pain and suffering.

Protesting any life lesson is very much like rowing out against the incoming tide, really bending the oars, expending an awful lot of energy with very little progress. Protesting life’s lessons is exclusionary thinking.

We live in an inclusive universe: All the operating systems in our universe are inclusive. All of our physical sciences and laws—from physics, chemistry, astronomy, to the laws that determine how you attract friends, health, abundance, or goodness into your life—are based upon inclusion. All of them!

Making choices based on inclusion is like rowing with the tide. You barely have to row to go for miles, mostly just steering. You are in harmony with the natural laws of the universe. What you love, loves you back. What you seek, seeks you with equal intensity. Love draws you into ever more loving situations.

As you learn to awaken sooner and stay awake longer, your realities become more inclusive. As more people wake up, they create more inclusive programs and situations for others to plug into. Your contributions are essential. They give newly awakening people vessels into which they can pour their energies.

Your health and well-being flourish on every level.

Focusing on what you love gently moves you toward your heart’s desires. Worry, on the other hand, creates more to worry about. Your life is always moving one direction or the other. You can move toward greater health and more to love; or let your brain focus on problems and move toward “dis-ease,” which then, over time, morphs into disease. Because transformation and change are the only constants in the universe, allow change to constantly move you in the direction of what you love.

You can focus on what you love, or you can focus on what distresses you. You get to choose. You always have the choice. You create your own world. Then you live in it.



Excerpted from Body Intelligence, A New Paradigm by John L. Mayfield, D.C.

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