The Real Power in NOW
You can try to live in the future – or in the past,
yet it’s impossible. All you have is NOW.
But you can use your present moments to recall
the past – as well as to visualize the future. You
can also use your now to by aware of your thinking,
breathing and doing – as they are taking place in
Whichever you choose, it’s still NOW. And there’s
great power in knowing this. Really knowing this.
Why. Because once you understand the past and
future can only be experienced NOW – you
realize that everything you think or believe about
what has already happened or will happen – is
nothing but a mental movie. And if the past and
future are nothing but mental movies, you can
write the script, direct the action, call the shots,
decide on which frames to keep and which to
throw out. You can even be the audience to all
of what you’re doing.
In fact, you ARE the audience.
Whenever you remember the past or visualize
the future, it’s not just YOU in the picture – it’s
You and your other self – the one who is either
praising you or condemning you.
Which are you doing to yourself today. If you’re
looking at your past and finding the good moments,
you’re giving yourself the praise you need to perform
at your best in the NOW.
If, however, you’re condemning what you see in the
past, you’re making it even harder for yourself to
do well in this moment.
Whether you realize it or not, all the movies in your
mind that make up your past – you already directed
them, edited them and played them a certain way.
The good news is that you can do a re-make of the
old movies. You can reshoot them and package them
to your liking. You can take a sad story and turn it
into a happy one.
If you were to look at my ears, even from a distance
of 10 feet, you’d probably notice that they are dis-
figured. In wrestling and boxing, my ears are known
as cauliflower ears. They look a bit like doorknobs
made in Mongolia.
If the average person were to have ears like mine,
he or she would think of it as awful. But not me –
and not most wrestlers, grapplers and boxers who
have them. We think they’re great. We consider them
a badge of honor. We wear them with pride. They are
our battle scars. Wrestlers who have them had to be
tough. Wrestlers who don’t have them were most
likely average, at best.
That’s the story we tell ourselves to justify the knobs
we call ears.
Think of this. If I can look at my ears in a positive light,
then I can take anything from my past and figure out a
way to make it a good thing.
Granted, some of our memories are not easy to recall.
When we watch them we may feel a sense of horror, or
anger, or guilt.
But if we will take a step back; maybe even several steps
back; and consider that the past and the future are mere
movies in our minds, we can make a change in how we
feel in the present. If we’ll consider that we have the
ability to turn our horror flicks into something better –
well then, we then know the REAL POWER in NOW.
Note: Good news. We just put up my Super Human Success –
http://psycho-cyb.com/blog/ – and so, if you’d like
to respond to this message – or any of my other daily
messages, you can do so there. Go there and check it
out. Then pass this message along to a couple friends.