Time and the Power of Now

(2.v) Focusing Your Thoughts On Success

Time is a man made concept.

Most of us go through our entire life either regurgitating our mistakes from the past or living in fear, thinking about the future.


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THE  PAST:

You cannot accomplish anything in the past. It has already happened. Everything you have done up to this point in life is now history.

Usually, when we allow our thoughts to drift to the past, we concentrate on the “mistakes” we have made.

You can look at history to see what you have done right, and then repeat it to obtain the same or a similar outcome.

You can also see what resulted in undesirable outcomes; to learn, make positive changes and improve.

However, you cannot change the history itself...or can you?

I believe we have our own little “time machine” right between our ears. It is called the human brain.

Remember in Step One, I discussed recent scientific brain research discoveries. In particular I explained how the subconscious mind does not distinguish between real or imagined, true or false and negative or positive.

Armed with this knowledge, you can take past memories and reprogram them with whatever outcome you desire. (I know, this sounds like something you might read in science fiction – but it is scientifically proven.)

If you want to learn more about how to rewrite the script of your life, check out Stuart Lichtman's course How To Get Lots of Money for Anything Fast. It provides you with all the tools and techniques to reprogram your subconscious memories with more desirable outcomes.

If you don't like your past then change it!

You can create a new subconscious picture of any negative past memory simply by re-programming the subconscious with your desired outcome.

How's that for stepping into a time machine that takes you back into the past, fixes your mistakes and transports you into the present time with new memories.

THE FUTURE:

The other side of the coin is the future. You cannot live in the future either, as it has not yet happened.

You can make a conscious choice regarding what you prefer your future to be, but most of us get caught up dreaming what our life will be like when……

When we think about the future, we “fear” we won’t accomplish our goals and therefore won’t be good enough.

I learned an acronym for the word fear:

F = false

E = expectations

A = appearing

R = real

“False expectations appearing real” simply means taking something in the future that hasn’t happened, bringing it into the present time, and worrying about it like it is happening now.

Memorize this acronym and every time you begin worrying about something repeat the words to bring you back into the present moment.

Only you have the power to choose which thoughts will dominate your mind. You could choose to continue worrying about the future, or you could choose to look at your future as being bright and full of potentialities.

Just as you can no longer live in the past, you cannot live in the future either.

You can decide what you would prefer your future to look like, but if you get too hung up on the future, life will pass you by and all the wonderful moments you could have enjoyed will now be history.

THE POWER OF NOW:

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The only change you can effect in life is RIGHT NOW!

If you decide to change how the subconscious remembers your history, the only time you can do this is right now. Not yesterday and not tomorrow, but now.

If you make conscious choices about your future and the life you want to live, the only time you have available to make these changes would obviously be...right now.

The only change you can effect in life is RIGHT NOW!

If you decide to change how the subconscious remembers your history, the only time you can do this is right now. Not yesterday and not tomorrow, but now.

If you make conscious choices about your future and the life you want to live, the only time you have available to make these changes would obviously be...right now.

Take full advantage of this precious life you have and live each moment now. Avoid falling into the trap of continuously rehashing the past or dreaming about the future.

You have the potential to accomplish much in this lifetime, but it must begin with taking steps now, and not at some point of time in the future.

If you want to be happy in the future, be happy now.

If you want to be successful in the future, accept your success now.

If you want a life full of love, be full of love now.

The only person who stops you from being, doing or having what you desire is YOU!

I spent years planning what my future would be like only to realize I was expecting some miracle to happen (like winning a lottery) and all my dreams would be realized.

What a waste!

Avoid my past mistakes and take action now, live in this moment, and watch your future unfold due to your efforts.

Focus on this moment. Ask….

“What can I do right now to make it possible for my dreams to become my reality?”

There is a well written and extremely interesting book by Echart Tolle, “The Power of Now” in which the author explains the concept of time and how we can learn to live in the present moment.

This book is one my favorites and if you haven’t read it yet, consider picking up a copy and discover for yourself the power we all possess when living in the moment.

There are two Universal Laws that apply to the concept of time.

The Law of Present Moment:

Time does not exist. What we refer to as past and future have no reality except in our own mental constructs. The idea of time is a convention of thought and language, a social agreement. In truth, we only have this moment. When we hold regret for an occurrence in the past we keep the regret alive with pictures and feelings. When we feel anxiety about the future, we keep the anxiety alive with pictures we imagine.

The Law of Time:

The only moment we have is now. This is where we create. What we have done is done and that moment in history only exists as a record or energy trace in time and space. The consequences of past actions are atoned through karma, and can be rewritten to a degree. The Future only ever happens in and from the present tense and is built of today’s thoughts, dressed by emotion and driven by action. Activity is the key...

Hopefully I have convinced you to stop living in both the past and the future. Live your life now. Enjoy each moment now. Take the necessary actions to change your life right now - not tomorrow.


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