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What Time Is It?

At this moment if you set the alarm to get up at 3:47 this morning and when the alarm rings and you get up and turn it off and say What time is it?
You'd say:

Now. Now.
Where am I?
Here! Here!

Then go back to sleep.

Get up at 9:00 tomorrow. Where am I?

What time is it?


Try 4:37 three weeks from next Thurs.

By God

It is - there's no getting away from it -

That's the way it is 
That's the 
Eternal Present

You finally figure out that it's only the clock that's going around ...
It's doing it's thing but you - you're sitting
Right Now


~Ram Dass

Give Up Your Stories

When you are in the flow, you experience whatever you are experiencing without telling a story about it. Thoughts may arise, but you recognize them as thoughts, as an attempt on the part of the ego to define the moment because that is what it tries to do. Meanwhile, you just stay in the experience of the moment, which is forever changing into something else. When you are in the flow, you know yourself as that which is aware of the thoughts, not someone who is thinking them.

Lake, Gina (2009-04-19). What About Now? Reminders for Being in the Moment (pp. 107-108). Endless Satsang Foundation. Kindle Edition.

Simple Meditation

Meditation is as simple as just noticing, or being aware of, what is coming into your senses, what thoughts and feelings are arising, what intuitions or inspirations are arising, what motivations and urges are arising, and what energetic sensations are being experienced without getting involved in the mind’s commentary about these. Notice not only what is coming in through your senses, but also the impact it has on you subtly and not so subtly. The goal of meditation is to experience your true nature, or Essence, and Essence is this noticing, aware Presence that you imitate when you sit down to meditate. In imitating Awareness by being aware of everything you are experiencing in the moment, but not identifying with it, you become that Awareness; you drop into it. Noticing without getting involved in any mental commentary or thoughts about what you are noticing aligns you with Essence.
  • Lake, Gina (2009-04-19). What About Now? Reminders for Being in the Moment (p. 99). Endless Satsang Foundation. Kindle Edition.