Present yourself in the present to the One who is always present
We live in an uncertain world where sudden and severe changes can fill us with fear, even panic. If we get our sense of confidence by how much we can control our life or how much things around us seem to be in control, we will soon lose all confidence, ending up demoralized and distressed.
Gita wisdom offers us a better way to live. It explains that we all are spiritual beings who are parts of the supreme spiritual being (15.07). As parts of the whole, we are meant not to control, but to contribute. Krishna has a plan for the world — a plan that stays operational even through all the chaos in the world.
He is always present — within both the world and within our heart as the immanent divinity, the Supersoul. If we present ourselves to him in a mood of service and contribution, we will find that there are always some small steps we can take in every situation, no matter how dim or grim it seems.
And a key component of service attitude is to focus on the present. We are the masters of neither the past nor the future; the present moment is all that has been given to us. If we try to do our best in the present, being conscious that we are parts of a reality far bigger and wiser than ourselves, we will find ourselves guided and empowered to do things that we had considered impossible. And by such small steps, our consciousness evolves toward the spiritual level of reality which exists beyond fear.
The sources of fear can’t be avoided, but fear can be transcended by focusing on the One who exists beyond fear and who moves the world to help us all move toward a world beyond fear.
Think it over:
- How does the Gita offer us a better way to live?
- How is God always present
- How is being present in the present related to service attitude?
15.07: The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.
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