Know the Present Moment

Q & A with Sri Avinash.

Question

What are some practical steps we can take to bring us into the present moment?

We need someone who knows the present moment to give us assurance about how to be in the present moment. Because it’s possible to think you’re in the present moment when you’re not. And it’s possible to be in the present moment and not know that.  So in that sense it can be tricky.

If I’ve never been to India before I can’t give you a tour of India. So in the same way we need someone to guide us to the present moment, and we need someone to give us confirmation so that when we’re there we’re actually there, and when we’re not we actually know we’re not.

When we get this feedback and then practise techniques for being present, we will be able to be in the present moment.

Start off for five seconds and know, 100%, that you’re in the present moment for five seconds—you’d bet your life on it. You’ve got to have that conviction. If you won’t bet your life on it then that means you’re not sure, so it’s just theoretical.

So we need someone who actually knows that state, who has no doubt. Because the present moment is not theoretical.

That’s the most practical approach—to learn from someone that knows the present moment. Not just ‘knows the present moment’, they are the present moment.

And once we’re able to be in the present moment for five seconds, and know it with conviction, then we can stretch it out to ten seconds, one minute, an hour, five hours, every moment.

Once you’re able to be in the present moment every moment, at will, now it becomes very hard not to be in the present moment. But right now, for most of us, it’s the other way round.

So the short answer is, we need someone that knows the present moment to guide us, give us assurance, and the rest is just practice, practice, practice. That’s all.

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2017-07-25T20:31:12+00:00

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