Excerpt from How To Program Your Mind For Wealth
Today is the day to stop living for the future. This present moment is all that you will ever experience, so you must learn to enjoy the present, if you are ever to enjoy yourself at all.
Too many people postpone their happiness waiting for some future goal to manifest. People decide that they will be happy “…when I get a better job”, “…when I meet the love of my life,” “…when my children are grown,” “…when I retire.” We use these excuses, and countless others, to allow ourselves to live with less enjoyment and happiness than we deserve.
Often, after one goal is accomplished, we immediately create another, so that we are in a perpetual state of waiting for our lives to become worthy of our enjoyment, rather than simply enjoying the life we have right this instant. Obviously it is vital to keep striving towards the betterment of your life, but you must also be able to enjoy yourself while you are creating a better future.
The way to do this is to realize that this present moment is all that you will ever experience. Both the past and the future are abstractions of your mind. The only intimate, real experience is that of this moment. In this
moment lies your ability to make changes in your life, including the ability to simply enjoy where you are. If you cannot be happy now, when will you ever be happy?
Fortunately, there is a simple method for enjoying this moment, and the key is awareness. Simply be fully aware of whatever you are experiencing right now. Focus your awareness on your senses, and feel the sensual nature of physical reality. Look around you, really try to see the world, and listen quietly to any sounds entering your brain. By becoming aware of precisely where you are at this moment, your brain will shift to a more contemplative, relaxed state, and joy will naturally replace the discord of anxiety that comes from focusing on the past or the future. When you become aware of the eternal now in which you exist, you can begin to feel the power that is available to you in every instant, and this power can be used to immediately work towards the attainment of your goals.
Take five minutes right now and feel the truth of these words:
I AM FULLY AWARE OF THIS PRESENT MOMENT. ALL OF MY SENSES ARE OPEN TO THIS MOMENT, AND I FEEL THE POWER OF THE ETERNAL NOW FLOWING THROUGH MY LIFE.
TAKE ACTION: Focus your attention on this moment, and imagine that all of your financial goals are met. How would you feel if this were true in this instant. Feel these emotions. For five minutes, feel as strongly as you can that financial independence is yours right now, and bask in the emotions this brings to you. Enjoy this process. Whatever feelings you think you would have if your financial goals were met, feel them NOW!
“The treasure house of infinite riches is within you and all around you. By learning the laws of mind, you can extract from that infinite storehouse within you everything you need in order to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly.” –Joseph Murphy