When I was playing golf today it occurred to me that I often play golf without actually being present. Golf is a game that requires extensive focus and to stay focused one must be totally present. Present according to Dictionary.com is being, existing, or occurring at this time or now; current; immediately. The mind can only focus on one thing at a time. When I have other things on my mind, my mind switches from one thing to another trying to solve all that it is given. When I stay focused on my golf game everything feels perfect and my game becomes satisfactory.
When I began in my quest for recovery I had so many unresolved issues I was lucky to isolate a few, let alone one. When I inventory my life and look for unresolved issues I dissolve my need to think about my past and am free to be in the present. Today, I need to work persistently in staying in the now. Even when I am not plagued by my past, I have to work hard at being here, now. God can guide me with intuition but intuition only comes when I am in the now so if I am focused on yesterday or tomorrow I am going it alone.
Being present is my primary goal in life. When I am present God is available. God is always available, so when I am focused, intuition, inspiration and insight is also available. Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Imagination is a form of intuition and intuition can become a working part of the mind once we realize where it comes from and know that it is only in the now. God is present in the present. God knows that the present is the start of everything. If you want to know how to stay in the presence remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.